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Telegram Claimed to Have Added 3 Million Users While Facebook Was Down

Facebook's long outage this week wasn't an inconvenience for everybody. Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of messaging platform Telegram, said in a post on his platform that it picked up 3 million users over a 24-hour period, most of which overlapped with the downtime suffered by Facebook and its family of applications. Durov also seemed...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Pavel Durov, Durov, Social Pro Daily


Daily Crunch: Telegram soars after Facebook outage

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Telegram gets 3M new signups during Facebook apps’ outage In a message sent to his Telegram channel, founder Pavel Durov wrote, “I see 3 million new users signed up for Telegram within the last 24 hours.” Durov doesn’t offer an explicit explanation for Telegram’s sudden spike in signups, but he does ta...
Tags: Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Singapore, Tech, Nasa, Telegram, Wall Street Journal, Pavel Durov, Durov, SoftBank Vision Fund, WeWork Labs, Daily Crunch


Telegram gets 3M new signups during Facebook apps’ outage

Messaging platform Telegram claims to have had a surge in signups during a period of downtime for Facebook’s rival messaging services. In a message sent to his Telegram channel, founder Pavel Durov’s just wrote: “I see 3 million new users signed up for Telegram within the last 24 hours.” It’s probably not a coincidence that Facebook and its related family of apps went down for most of Wednesday, as we reported earlier. At the time of writing Instagram’s service has been officially confirme...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Instagram, China, Russia, Tech, Iran, Moscow, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Reuters, Middle East Africa, Durov, Unofficially Facebook, Europe Durov


Telegram Finally Releases iOS App Update After Two Months

Telegram has finally rolled out a new update for its iOS app after almost two months. The release of the update comes after the Russian government sought to have the Telegram app removed from the App Store.  Telegram CEO Pavel Durov took to Twitter on Friday to thank Apple for approving the release of version 4.8.2. “Thank you @Apple and @tim_cook for letting us deliver the latest version of @telegram to millions of users, despite the recent setbacks,” Durov tweeted. 
Tags: Apple, News, Pavel Durov, Durov


Telegram says its iOS app is updating again, a day after the CEO decried Apple’s block

What a difference a day — one with a public lament — makes. Today the CEO of Telegram Pavel Durov announced that the messaging app is updating again on iOS, putting to a close a six-week freeze, where Apple had stopped allowing Telegram to ship newer versions of the app globally, even while continuing to the app live in the App Store and allowing push notifications to those who already had it installed. Apple has also confirmed to us that it’s now allowing updates of the app again. “Amazing news...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Microsoft, Russia, Tech, Aws, App Store, Telegram, Google Cloud Platform, Pavel Durov, Durov


The CEO of messaging app Telegram is claiming that Apple has been blocking updates to the app since April

The CEO of the messaging app Telegram is saying Apple is blocking updates to the app. Pavel Durov, who founded Telegram in 2013, said early Thursday that Telegram had been unable to update its app since April, around the time Telegram was blocked in Russia. As a result, Durov said, certain Telegram features have stopped working, and the company has been unable to make the app compliant with GDPR, the new EU data-privacy regulation.  The CEO of the messaging app Telegram says the company has ...
Tags: Apple, Russia, Trends, Eu, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Durov


Telegram CEO Says Apple Is Blocking Updates as Russia Tries to Ban the Messaging App

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov took to the encrypted messaging app today to explain why certain Telegram features aren’t working as expected on iOS 11.4, Apple’s most recent mobile OS update. In short, Durov says it’s Apple’s fault.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Russia, Encryption, Telegram, Data Privacy, Pavel Durov, Encrypted Messaging, Durov, Russia Ban


Feeling pressure from Russia, Telegram says Apple has blocked updates since mid-April, app missed GDPR deadline

Encrypted messaging app Telegram is feeling the squeeze out of Russia, where regulators are not letting up in their ongoing attempts to block the app because its publishers refuse to provide regulators with access to messages on the platform. Pavel Durov has announced that Telegram app for iOS is no longer updating after the iOS 11.4 update this week: the updates are being “prevented” by Apple after the regulator ordered Apple to remove Telegram from the App Store, and that has also meant that T...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Russia, Tech, Eu, App Store, Telegram, Pavel Durov, App Store Apple, Durov, Alexander Zharov, Roskomnadzor RKN, Russia Telegram, App Store Russia


Telegram says Apple has prevented updates on iOS since mid-April, app missed GDPR deadline

Encrypted messaging app Telegram is feeling the squeeze out of Russia, where regulators are not letting up in their ongoing attempts to block the app because its publishers refuse to provide regulators with access to messages on the platform. Pavel Durov has announced that Telegram’s app for iOS is having issues with certain features like stickers after the iOS 11.4 update this week. Updates to the app are being prevented globally, he said, by Apple after the Russian regulator ordered Apple to r...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Social, TC, Europe, Government, Russia, Tech, Eu, Policy, Play Store, App Store, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Appannie


What Is Telegram, and Why Are Iran and Russia Trying to Ban It?

The app, which promises that messages will be kept secure from official scrutiny, is facing bans in Russia and Iran. Here are some of the reasons.
Tags: News, Privacy, Russia, Social Media, Iran, Instant Messaging, Terrorism, Durov, Mobile Applications, Surveillance of Citizens by Government, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Vis-multimedia, Telegram LLC, Pavel Valeryevich (1984-, Vkontakte Ltd


Russia Tried to Shut Down Telegram. Websites Were Collateral Damage.

Attempts by the country’s internet watchdog to impose a ban on the popular messaging app were opposed by, among others, Edward J. Snowden and a member of Pussy Riot.
Tags: News, Russia, Federal Security Service, Edward J Snowden, Computers and the Internet, Durov, Mobile Applications, Telegram LLC, Pavel Valeryevich (1984-


Russia’s Telegram ban that knocked out 15M Google, Amazon IP addresses had a precedent in Zello

Russia blocking access to Telegram after the messaging app refused to give it access to encrypted messages has picked up an unintended casualty: we’re now up to over 15 million IP addresses from Amazon and Google getting shut down by the regulators in the process, taking various other (non-Telegram) services down with it. Telegram’s CEO Pavel Durov earlier today said that its reach in the country has yet to see an impact from the ban 24 hours on, with VPNs, proxies and third-party cloud servi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Social, TC, Apps, Europe, Texas, Russia, Tech, Ibm, Venezuela, Vpn, Voice, Telegram, Walkie Talkie


Russia starts blocking Telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys

The Russian state telecommunication regulator has began blocking Telegram as expected. This comes after the messaging company refused to give Russian security services encryption keys. The service is expected to be blocked within the coming hours. According to several reports Telegram is still operational in the country though several service providers have started blocking the company’s website. Ran by its Russian founder Pavel Durov, Telegram has over 200 million users and is a top-ten m...
Tags: Social, Europe, Isis, Russia, San Francisco, Tech, Encryption, Software, Telecommunications, Middle East, Computing, Vpn, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Terms Of Service, Federal Security Service


Telegram hit with block in Russia over encryption

A Russian court has ordered a block on access to the Telegram messaging app — with the block coming into force immediately, according to the BBC. The messaging platform has been under pressure to hand over encryption keys to Russian authorities so they can access user data — which they claim is needed for counterterrorism purposes — but has so far refused. However late last month Telegram lost a bid before the Supreme Court to block security services from getting access to users’ data, though...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, Tech, Iran, Bbc, Moscow, Vpn, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Reuters, Ico, Durov, Pavel Chikov


Russian Court Bans Telegram App After 18-Minute Hearing

A Moscow judge blocked the messaging app after it refused to give the security services its encryption keys. But the company says they don’t exist.
Tags: News, Putin, Instant Messaging, Moscow, Computer Security, Federal Security Service, Peskov, Vladimir V, Durov, Mobile Applications, Dmitri S, Moscow (Russia, Telegram LLC, Pavel Valeryevich (1984-


Is venture capital ready for companies with no founders?

Hemant Taneja Contributor More posts by this contributor Why pulling out of Paris Accord damages America’s economic future The need for algorithmic accountability Initial coin offerings (ICOs) — a funding mechanism based on the technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin — are a hot new way to launch a startup and they’re forcing investors to look at the startup process anew. Venture firms like mine understand that ICOs can reinven...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Wikipedia, America, Tech, Economy, Larry Page, Culture, Bitcoin, Paris, Bill Gates, Computing, Bank, Silicon Valley


Telegram chalks up 200M MAUs for its messaging app

Another usage milestone for messaging platform Telegram: It’s announced passing 200M monthly active users “within the last 30 days”. The platform passed 100M MAUs back in February 2016, when it held a lavish party at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona to celebrate the metric. At the time it said it was adding 350k new users daily and that there were 15 billion messages generated daily. Since then Telegram has kept its powder fairly dry on the usage metrics front — presumably wai...
Tags: Social, Apps, Europe, Russia, Social Media, Tech, Bloomberg, Barcelona, Iran, Instant Messaging, Telegram, Mobile World Congress, Messaging Apps, Pavel Durov, Durov, Ramil Akhmetgaliev Durov


Promoting freedom by breaking down information barriers

Where injustice thrives in the world protests naturally follow. The latest explosion was in Iran. Although the grievances were diverse, the frustrations were great. Many risked their freedom and lives to take a stand. But technology, too, is proving to be a hero. Twitter, YouTube and Telegram all empower the disenfranchised to make their voices known around the world. Everything from high-level diplomacy between heads of state to street protests by student activists now happens on the Internet, ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hollywood, California, Opinion, Washington, North Korea, Wikipedia, Sport, Iran, Beijing, Soccer, Tehran, Donald Trump, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Soviet Union


The incredible life of Pavel Durov — 'Russia's Mark Zuckerberg' who is raising $2 billion for his messaging app

Pavel Durov is the 33-year-old CEO of Telegram, the encrypted messaging app he built after fleeing Russia with the $260 million (£183 million) fortune he amassed from creating the social network VKontakte. due to his success, but he was forced out of the company that made him his fortune. Now his new app has gained over 100 million users. Durov is planning to raise $2 billion in an initial coin offering, and is enjoying a glamorous lifestyle in Dubai Durov only wears black, and used to constan...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Russia, Trends, Dubai, Moscow, Kremlin, Pavel Durov, Durov, Pavel Durov @durov, Nikolai Durov


Telegram and Telegram X vanish from the App Store [Update]

Update: Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov has taken to Twitter to clarify why Telegram and its X sibling have been taken off the App Store. “We were alerted by Apple that inappropriate content was made available to our users and both apps were taken off the App Store,” Durov said on Twitter. “Once we have protections in place we expect the apps to be back on the App Store.” Messaging service Telegram has had the iOS versions of its primary app, as well as its parallel app, Telegram X, wiped f...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Apps, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Durov


What You Need to Know about Internet Censorship in Iran

After thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across Iran in late December and the first week of January, the government responded by shutting down access to some of the country’s most popular social media sites. The blackout affected Telegram and Instagram, and there were reports of internet slowdowns in parts of the country. Partial or total internet blocking is becoming a regrettably common government response to protests or political upheaval, but the tactics used and the exten...
Tags: Facebook, Ecommerce, Instagram, Turkey, Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Silicon Valley, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Privacy/security, E-activism, Facebook Twitter, Durov, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Mahsa Alimardani


What Isn't Telegram Saying About Its Connections To the Kremlin?

The supposedly secure messaging app Telegram has employees in St. Petersburg in the same building as Kremlin-influenced social network VK, news outlet the Outline reported on Friday citing multiple sources. William Turton, reporting for The Outline: Anton Rozenberg, a software developer and former employee of Telegram's parent company, is saying that there are Telegram employees working out of the historic Singer House in St. Petersburg, Russia's former imperial capital, a claim that has since b...
Tags: Putin, Russia, Tech, Kremlin, Alisher Usmanov, Telegram, St Petersburg, St Petersburg Russia, Durov, William Turton, Anton Rozenberg, Singer House, Rozenberg, Outline VK


#PutinShirtlessChallenge: ripped Russians heed call for topless torsos

Images of Vladimir Putin enjoying Siberian summer prompt imitations online – some more serious than othersThousands of Russians have paid homage to Vladimir Putin, some with tongue in cheek, after the Russian president was photographed topless enjoying the Siberian summer.Pavel Durov, the founder of the social networking sites VKontakte and Telegram, kicked off the #PutinShirtlessChallenge with a picture of himself. There were only two rules, said Durov: “No Photoshop, no pumping. Otherwise you ...
Tags: Europe, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news, Pavel Durov, Durov


Russians pay homage to president in #PutinShirtlessChallenge

Images of topless Vladimir Putin enjoying Siberian summer prompt imitations online – some more serious than othersThousands of Russians have paid homage to Vladimir Putin, some with tongue in cheek, after the Russian president was photographed topless enjoying the Siberian summer.Pavel Durov, the founder of the social networking sites VKontakte and Telegram, kicked off the #PutinShirtlessChallenge with a picture of himself. There were only two rules, said Durov: “No Photoshop, no pumping. Otherw...
Tags: Europe, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news, Pavel Durov, Durov


Founder of Russian messaging app defies official ultimatum

MOSCOW (AP) — The founder of a Russian encrypted messaging app is defying the government’s request to provide information about his company. The head of the Russian communications regulator on Friday in an open letter to Telegram founder Pavel Durov threatened to block Telegram unless Durov hands over details about the app. The move would […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Moscow, Pavel Durov, Nation & World, Durov


US Intelligence Agencies Tried To Bribe Our Developers To Weaken Encryption, Says Telegram Founder

In a series of tweets, Pavel Durov, the Russian founder of the popular secure messaging app Telegram has revealed that U.S. intelligence agencies tried twice to bribe his company's developers to weaken encryption in the app. The incident, Durov said, happened last year during the team's visit to the United States. "During our team's 1-week visit to the US last year we had two attempts to bribe our devs by US agencies + pressure on me from the FBI," he said. "And that was just 1 week. It would be...
Tags: US, Tech, Fbi, United States, Pavel Durov, Durov


The founder of Telegram claimed the US tried to persuade him to build backdoors in his messaging app

Pavel Durov, the Russian founder of chat app Telegram, claimed US intelligence agencies tried to persuade him and his company to build backdoors into the Telegram messaging platform. He claimed on Twitter on Wednesday that US agencies made two attempts to bribe his developers while they were on a one-week trip to the US last year. He also claimed that the FBI put pressure on him personally. "During our team's 1-week visit to the US last year we had two attempts to bribe our devs by US agencies +...
Tags: UK, Gchq, Nsa, US, Trends, Fbi, Tim Cook, Andrew Marr, Amber Rudd, Pavel Durov, UK France, Durov, Signal Telegram


Telegram Now Being Targeted By Politicians Because Terrorists (Also) Use It (techdirt)

Victims of terrorist attacks are busy suing Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for supposedly providing material support for terrorism by not shutting down ISIS-related accounts fast enough. Twitter has gathered more negative attention than most, thanks to its inconsistent application of the "Twitter Rules." Not only has it fielded lots of complaints from so-called "alt-right" figureheads, but non alt-righter Senator John McCain tends to use the service as a national security punching bag during per...
Tags: Asia, Twitter, Isis, News, Washington Post, Islamic State, Russia, Berlin, US, Brazil, Foia, John Mccain, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Facebook Twitter, MEMRI


The Red Web: A Hacker's History of Russia

If you hadn't noticed, "the cyber" has been in the news. Between Wikileaks, ransacked email servers, massive DDoS attacks through the "Internet of Things," our sense of security regarding personal information - and even confidence in the integrity of our elections - is under constant siege. But who are the perpetrators? Lately, it's assumed to be the "Russian hacker." But who is that?  One image that comes to mind is a hoodied teenager in a St. Petersburg basement, blue-faced under the glow of a...
Tags: Europe, Books, New York, Snowden, Nsa, Russia, US, Ukraine, Guest Posts, United States, Edward Snowden, Moscow, Kremlin, Wikileaks, Short, St Petersburg


Activists are claiming that their accounts on Russian messaging app Telegram were hacked

A group of Russian activists are taking legal action after they claimed their accounts on popular messaging app Telegram were hacked into. The Financial Times reports that the activists aren't suing Telegram, instead they're going after Russian communications company MTS, which they accuse of helping someone illegally gain access to their accounts. Oleg Kozlovsky and Georgy Alburov claim that they found that their Telegram accounts had been accessed by someone who requested confirmation codes se...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Financial Times, Pavel Durov, Mts, The Financial Times, Durov, Oleg Kozlovsky, Georgy Alburov