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Encrypted Messaging App Telegram Hits 100m Monthly Active Users, 350k New Users Each Day

Discussion in 'Privacy News & Tools' started by tungfa, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. tungfa

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    Remember: normal Telegram chats are NOT encrypted. Your messages are being stored in plaintext on telegram servers.

    Only the Secret Chats are End-to-End-Encrypted.

    https://twitter.com/moxie/status/678219238394298372

    If you want End-to-End-Encryption by default try Threema, Wickr or Signal. (Signal also let you make encrypted phone calls)
     
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  3. Robinst

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    Why do everyone call Telegram encrypted messenger?? It's not encrypted at all. The developers have no access to secret chats only and it's possible to create a secret chat using iOS version of an app. No desktop or android version support secret chats. Moreover developers announced that they're going to give information about some users to government which totally ruins the encryption.
     
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    Not only with them. The only encrypted thing there is secret chat which is available in iOS version only.
    So as a result we see that it's not encrypted mostly as not everyone can use the end-to-end encryption there.
     
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    I use Signal now, but I'm planning to try Adamant also as it seems to be even more encrypted.
     
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    I believe blockchain more than any cloud services as they don't seem to be very private and the data may be stolen from there.
     
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    You're wrong. It has issues with everything now. Add its instability and voila - it's time to look for something more reliable.
     
  8. Brokens

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    So you don't use it at all?? I know there are good encrypted ones already.
    So you should probably give them a chance.
     
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    I think that end-to-end encryption seems very reliable and I think it's impossible to hack it and steal any information.
     
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    Especially if information is not stored on any server. Fully agree.
     
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    But as I know there's still no such cases, at least I hadn't heard of any. That's why I believe in it so much.
     
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    You can believe, but please don't hope as we really need it :)
     
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    This news would be more interesting only if Telegram messages were really encrypted.