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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...
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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

Decrypted Telegram bot chatter revealed as new Windows malware

Sometimes it take a small bug in one thing to find something massive elsewhere. During an investigation recent, security firm Forcepoint Labs said it found a new kind of malware that was found taking instructions from a hacker sending commands over the encrypted messaging app Telegram . The researchers described their newly discovered malware, dubbed GoodSender, as a “fairly simple” Windows-based malware that’s about a year old, which uses Telegram as the method to listen and wait for commands...
Tags: Australia, Tech, National Security Agency, Pavel Durov, Forcepoint, Vietnam India, Forcepoint Labs

Telegram to replace iOS messaging app with Telegram X Swift rebuild

Telegram has announced it will be migrating iOS users of its messaging app to a rebuilt-from-scratch Swift version. It’s been running two versions of its app in parallel on iOS and Android during 2018 — officially announcing Telegram X in January, when it billed it as an experiment and said the alternative app “may or may not eventually replace the existing official apps”. Well, that maybe has now become a certainty — at least on iOS. In a post on his Telegram channel, founder Pavel Durov say...
Tags: Apple, Social, Startups, Apps, Swift, Telegram, Messaging Apps, Pavel Durov, Telegram X

Telegram’s updated privacy terms make it unsafe for terrorists – but what about the rest of us?

Messaging service Telegram has updated its privacy policy to include a clause which states that it may hand over users’ IP address and phone number if it receives a court order that indicates those people are terror suspects. The company added that this hasn’t ever happened yet, and that if it does, it’ll disclose it in a semiannual transparency report. With that, Telegram believes it’s now in compliance with the European Union’s GDPR guidelines. But what does this spell for users? Founder Pavel...
Tags: Startups, European Union, Russian, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Insider

iPhone News: Apple Approves Update To Messaging App Telegram Amid Russia Flap

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple has approved an updated version of the Telegram messaging service, a day after Telegram complained that it had been prevented from getting software improvements into the hands of iPhone owners worldwide. Telegram Chief Executive Pavel Durov announced the turnabout on Twitter, thanking Apple and CEO Tim Cook for getting the latest Telegram version “to millions of users, despite the recent setbacks.”
Tags: Apple, News, San Francisco, Tim Cook, Telegram, Pavel Durov

Telegram CEO Says Apple Has Stopped Blocking Updates Amid Struggle With Russian Authorities

Apple has apparently relented and let encrypted text and voice service Telegram proceed with an update to make its app compliant with Europe’s new GDPR privacy protections, just days after CEO Pavel Durov alleged Apple was preventing Telegram from releasing updates worldwide at the behest of Russian censors.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Europe, Science, Technology, Privacy, Censorship, Cybersecurity, Encryption, Telegram, Pavel 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

10 things in tech you need to know today

1. Ron Conway, one of the tech industry's most prominent and powerful startup investors, said in a Medium post on Thursday that his early-stage investment firm, SV Angel, will not be raising a new fund. Conway and his son, Topher, who co-manages the fund, said they will continue to use the SV Angel brand and cut checks — but in smaller amounts and as angel investors. 2. . In addressing concerns about Facebook's recent scandals, Zuckerberg and his team repeated talking points they'd made to the...
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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

Telegram app is 'mouthpiece' for terror, Sajid Javid says as jihadi admits encouraging attack on Prince George

A social media website used by a British Isil supporter to urge his followers to target Prince George and send 300,000 hate-filled messages is a "mouthpiece" for terrorism, the Home Secretary has warned. Husnain Rashid, 32, was warned that he could face life behind bars after dramatically changing his plea on a string of terror offences midway through his trial at Woolwich Crown Court. He used the Telegram instant messaging app, which has military-grade encryption, to provide an “e tool-kit for ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, News, Isil, Russia, Singapore, Syria, Theresa May, Dubai, Cambridge, Prince George, Sajid Javid, Woolwich, Duke, Telegram, Daily Telegraph

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...
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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

Telegram’s billion-dollar ICO has become a mess

Telegram’s ICO was supposed to be a record-breaker to develop a platform that brings the decentralized internet to life. Instead, it has become a mess with the tightly-controlled fundraising process in disarray as early backers sell their tokens for handsome returns. The company recently canceled the public sale piece of its ICO, the Wall Street Journal reported this week, after it raised $1.7 billion from private sale investors, according to SEC filings. But the issues date back further. Telegr...
Tags: Travel, Crypto, SEC, Telegram, Wall Street Journal, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Pavel Durov, Pantera Capital, Ico, MIT Technology Review, Jon Russell, Telegram ICO, TechCrunch that Telegram, Charles Noyes

Telegram blocked in Iran as the government orders telecoms to cut off access

As Moscow erupts in protests over its own ban, Iran’s judiciary has just ordered the nation’s telecommunications providers to block Telegram . According to the Wall Street Journal, Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency stated that the decision was issued via a court ruling in Tehran. An estimated 40 million Iranians — half of the country’s population — use Telegram to communicate. “Considering various complaints against Telegram social networking app by Iranian citizens, and based on the demand ...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Privacy, Government, Messaging, Censorship, Iran, Policy, Moscow, Tehran, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Reuters, Soroush, Wall Street Journal Iran

Iran bans use of popular Telegram messaging app

Iran's judiciary on Monday banned the hugely popular Telegram messaging app, which the authorities have accused of allowing armed opposition groups to fuel unrest. A judge in Tehran gave "the order to interrupt Telegram", the judiciary's Mizan Online news agency said. Telegram, built by Russian tech guru Pavel Durov, is the most popular social network in Iran with some 40 million users -- roughly half the population.
Tags: News, Iran, Tehran, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Mizan Online

Russia Is Still Trashing Its Internet Two Weeks Into Its Failed Rampage Against Telegram

Since Russia banned the Telegram messaging app, the government has embarked on a campaign of hitting itself in the face. The functionality of the Russian internet has been hobbled for two weeks as regulators wildly block IP addresses, and on Thursday a Kremlin spokesperson admitted he still uses Telegram. “It works…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Internet, Russia, Iran, Encryption, Ban, Kremlin, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Block

Google confirms some of its own services are now getting blocked in Russia over the Telegram ban

A shower of paper airplanes darted through the skies of Moscow and other towns in Russia today, as users answered the call of entrepreneur Pavel Durov to send the blank missives out of their windows at a pre-appointed time in support of Telegram, a messaging app he founded that was blocked last week by Russian regulator Roskomnadzor (RKN) that uses a paper airplane icon. RKN believes the service is violating national laws by failing to provide it with encryption keys to access messages on the se...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, TC, Apps, Spotify, Europe, Privacy, Government, Messaging, Russia, Tech, Encryption, Moscow, Telegram, Pavel Durov

Russia puts Facebook on alert after ruthlessly banning Telegram (FB)

Facebook could be banned in Russia unless it complies with government demands. Russia's media watchdog wants Facebook to move its Russian user database to Russia, remove "illegal" content, and explain why some accounts have been deleted. Russia has been ruthless in banning Telegram this week. Russia has been so determined to shut down messaging app Telegram that it blocked Google's and Amazon's cloud services for the whole country to achieve a lockout. Now, the Kremlin has warned that Facebo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Russia, Trends, Kremlin, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Internet Research Agency, TASS, Izvestia, Roskomnadzor, Alexander Zharov, Zharov

Iran's Khamenei quits Telegram

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Wednesday that he would no longer use the hugely popular messaging app Telegram, shifting instead to domestic services. The announcement came as rumours continued that Iran would soon block Telegram, built by Russian tech guru Pavel Durov and the most popular social media service in the country with some 40 million users -- roughly half the population. "In line with safeguarding national interests and removing the monopoly of the Telegram ...
Tags: News, Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Pavel Durov, Khamenei, Grand Ayatollah Khamenei

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 Blocks Millions of Amazon and Google IPs in Bungled Attempt to Ban Telegram

The Russian government ordered the Telegram messaging app be banned last week due to its failure to turn over encryption keys to authorities. But as the app’s founder promised, Telegram is still working. Now, Russia is breaking the internet in the country by blocking millions of IP addresses in a scattershot attempt…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Russia, Telegram, Millions, Amazon Web Services, Pavel Durov, Apple App Store, End To End Encryption, Ip Addresses, Russia Ban, Russia Blocks Millions of Amazon

France to move ministers off Telegram, WhatsApp over security fears

The French government has said it intends to move to using its own encrypted messaging service this summer, over concerns of the risks that foreign entities could spy on officials using popular encrypted apps such as Telegram and WhatsApp . Reuters reports that ministers are concerned about the use of foreign-built encrypted apps which do not have servers in France. “We need to find a way to have an encrypted messaging service that is not encrypted by the United States or Russia,” a digital...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Apps, Europe, Privacy, France, Government, Russia, Tech, Whatsapp, Spying, Surveillance, Encryption, Instant Messaging, United States, Telegram

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...
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Russia Orders ISPs to Block Telegram, Founder Gets Crafty

On Friday a court ruled that Telegram should be blocked inside Russia due to its failure to turn over its encryption keys. In 2016, Russia passed “anti-terror laws” that require messaging services give authorities the ability to decrypt communications. Telegram founder Pavel Durov has defied the order and now says he…Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Ban, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Block, Encryption Keys, Alexey Navalny

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

Telegram Will Use Built-In Systems to Bypass Ban in Russia: CEO

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The chief executive of the Telegram messenger service, Pavel Durov, said on Friday the application will use built-in systems to...
Tags: Russia, Moscow, Pavel Durov, Reuters