Midas wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:22 am
Cause I believe this marks a whole different approach to social platforms in terms of accountability and transparency, I'm sharing the last message of Telegram's founder via his own channel.
Last week at Telegram
was intense -– we’ve been busy polishing the rough spots in our new iOS app (https://t.me/durov/91
) and fighting connection issues with little time left for sleep. Yet, there’s no other company in the world I would rather work at. At Telegram
, we have the rare freedom to do what our users expect us to do, standing up for their interests.
The recent exodus of WhatsApp
) is a good example of what you end up with if you sell your company. You can earn some money, but you lose something much more valuable –- your integrity and the ability to continue improving the lives of hundreds of millions of people.
Last week, it became known that WhatsApp
has had a backdoor for years –- anybody you had a video call with could potentially read all your messages (http://disq.us/t/376zfhv
). Even if there are no more backdoors left (which seems unlikely), WhatsApp
has other flaws (slate.com /technology/2018/06/paul-manafort-how-did-fbi-access-whatsapp-messages.html
) which make most of the messages sent via the app accessible to third parties.
In the long run, promises given by corporations like Facebook
just don't materialize (https://www.independent.co.uk/node/a8563091.html
), because these corporations prioritize maximizing profits over serving their users. And that’s what makes Telegram
so different –- the only thing that will ever matter to us is your interests.
This is pure corporate junk. In short- "My company is the best company", "We work day and night just to please the users", "Other companies are bad but we are good". Just like any other company this one will abuse and betray its users, sooner or later, perhaps in a more innovative, sophisticated way. Making money while abusing the users, selling their data to other corporations or giving it for free to the state agencies, this is the raison d'être of modern corporations and the essence of modern corporatocracy. One must be an irremediable dullard to give credit to such cheap lies.
Telegram keeps all the users' data online so when the service is down the users can see neither their contact lists nor their message history. It seems that all Telegram is keeping off-line is some cache. If someone manages to penetrate Telegram servers they will get all kind of data- phone numbers, contacts, chats, files.
I trust no one and I have no reason to trust Telegram. It has several advantages over other crap messaging services like LINE, Signal, Viber, WhatsApp, Wire, etc,- no requirement to install it on phone first, native Windows version, portable version, no severe bloat, etc, but that is all. Of course I would not send any sensitive information through Telegram. I use it because I communicate with technically illiterate people who would not be able to cope with Tox clients (especially those for phones).
I would not be surprised at all if in the future it comes out that Telegram too was funded by the 3-letter agencies.
Midas, don't be a babe in the woods, don't trust every lie you read online.