Handsome Recluse

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While the outage was quite troubling both for the social media giant and its millions of users, guess who benefits the most out of the incident?

TELEGRAM.

Pavel Durov, the founder of the popular secure messaging platform Telegram, claims to have had a surge in sign-ups within the last 24 hours, at the time duration when its rival messaging services were facing downtime.

"I see 3 million new users signed up for Telegram within the last 24 hours," Durov wrote on his Telegram channel. "Good. We have true privacy and unlimited space for everyone."

Telegram is an excellent alternative to Facebook's Messenger and WhatsApp services, offering users an optional end-to-end encrypted messaging feature, so that no one, not even Telegram, can access them.

Telegram adopted end-to-end encryption support way back in 2013—three years before WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
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The telegram has previously faced restrictions and bans in countries like Iran, as well as in its home country Russia, after Durov refused to comply with government requests for encryption keys and information on its users.

"In 5+ years, Telegram disclosed exactly zero bytes of private data to third-parties including governments. That's why Telegram is banned by authoritarian governments such as Russia and Iran. Other apps such as WhatsApp have no issues with there," Durov said in a tweet.

Since Durov telegram message doesn't offer any explanation for the sudden spike in the Telegram sign-ups, The Hacker News has reached out to him and will update this article as soon as we hear back.
 

RoboMan

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Sadly, I cannot uninstall WhatsApp because I work with it (all my clients use it), but I use Telegram too and it's so much better, much more stable and fluid. Even the PC version works better and doesn't rely on the Android app to work.
 

Sunshine-boy

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This is what we call luck. Som
Luck? no luck.
very good privacy policy+Good security+cloud based and fast+unlimietd storage+no dmca+no Copyright ****+no backdoor
in telegram you can do whatever you want.
But one question comes into mind, what is Telegram's revenue source?
they already have enough money.
 

CyberTech

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Sadly, I cannot uninstall WhatsApp because I work with it (all my clients use it), but I use Telegram too and it's so much better, much more stable and fluid. Even the PC version works better and doesn't rely on the Android app to work.
That happened to my family/friends because they dont understand technology haha..
 
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