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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Chinese Agencies ‘Crack Telegram’

If you are using Telegram, the supposedly secure messaging platform, you might want to read an article by Zak Doffman in the Forbes web site. It seems that Chinese authorities have managed to decode cell phone numbers from the (poorly) encrypted Telegram text messages and can at least see who is sending and receiving text messages. This is obviously a huge problem for those Telegram users who are using the app while protesting current Chinese government efforts in Hong Kong but also has implications for all other Telegram users as well.

You can learn more at: https://tinyurl.com/y26z9px9.

Categories: Encryption, Online Privacy & Security

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