Apple has blocked the iOS updates for Telegram since mid-April, when the messaging service was banned in Russia. The app only has issues with the Russian government, but Apple is preventing the Telegram updates across the world.
Apple June 1, 2018
The Russian government has ordered that Apple and Google remove Telegram from their respective app stores. Telegram has over 200 million users as they can communicate private messages with each other.
Apps/Software April 17, 2018
A Russian cybercriminal group exploited a zero-day vulnerability within Telegram to spread a multipurpose malware. They were able to create a backdoor and mine for cryptocurrency on affected systems.
Security February 14, 2018
Telegram, and its Swift-written version Telegram X, were temporarily removed from the Apple App Store for 'inappropriate content.' The popular communications app, which comes with end-to-end encyption, has been criticized in the past.
Apps/Software February 2, 2018
Opera released the latest version of its browser and the main highlight is improved communication. The new Opera Reborn has a new messaging sidebar build right into the interface, offering quick access to Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram.
Internet May 10, 2017
WhatsApp and Telegram, two messaging apps renowned for their security, had a severe security flaw that left 'hundreds of millions of accounts' exposed. Check Point Security researchers recently notified the two companies and both WhatsApp and Telegram have since patched the vulnerability.
Security March 15, 2017
Telegram begins the rollout of a big update that allows users to overlay masks and stickers on photos as well as create GIFs easily. The update relies on a proprietary technology that can recognize faces.
Apps/Software September 27, 2016
Recent rumors reveal that Google's new mobile messaging app Allo could launch in Sept. 20. The app is part of the company's expanding messaging applications, which include Hangouts and Duo. Allo features its own unique features such as chat conversation that use end-to-end encryption.
Google September 19, 2016
Telegram was hacked in Iran, with a massive number of local accounts exposed. The company does not seem to be worried, although some of the human rights activists and journalists in the country might have reasons to.
Apps/Software August 3, 2016
The messaging app Telegram has received an update that brings several new features. The killer feature, which will potentially give rival WhatsApp nightmares, is the ability to edit a message after it has been sent.
Apps/Software May 18, 2016
Telegram has a new update – the Bots 2.0. The latest update comes with a host of features like new UI, inline keyboards, support for 19 more file types, new sticker packs, upgraded video player and easy ‘chat switching’ capabilities.
Apps/Software April 13, 2016
Telegram updated its app and Supergroups can now include as many as 5,000 members. Group admins will also get new moderation tools for managing spammers.
Apps/Software March 14, 2016
Instagram is no longer allowing users to deep link to certain social media and messaging sites, including Snapchat and Telegram.
Apps/Software March 3, 2016
Telegram recently unveiled its surging growth at the Mobile World Congress. The messaging app, which directly rivals the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, proudly announced that it has more than 100 million monthly active users.
Apps/Software February 24, 2016
Telegram is adding new features to its app via a recent update. Users can now multitask while listening to voice messages, see detailed previews of links and have a bunch more sharing options within the app along with many other new features.
Apps/Software February 13, 2016
A Brazilian court has ordered access to WhatsApp blocked for 48 hours, and rival messaging service Telegram benefitted with over one million new users in just one day. The shutdown of WhatsApp could be the start of a brewing change within Brazil regarding net neutrality.
Apps/Software December 17, 2015
URL links to Telegram gets blocked on WhatsApp when version 2.12.367 silently rerolled out. It's a first for the Facebook-owned chat app to block references of a major competitor from its service.
Apps/Software December 1, 2015
Tens of thousands of Twitter accounts that support the Islamic State go down as the rogue hacking organization called Ghost Security Group goes into action.
Society November 21, 2015
Over 70 channels associated with the terrorist group ISIS were shut down by the encrypted messaging app Telegram. The secret-messaging app gained popularity among the members of the group as it touts highly encrypted communication.
Apps/Software November 20, 2015
Encrypted messaging apps such as Wickr, Signal and Telegram are back in the spotlight after the possibility that the Islamic State used the technology to coordinate the attacks in Paris.
Apps/Software November 17, 2015
Telegram CEO Pavel Durov says Telegram is better than WhatsApp. Moreover, Telegram is growing its monthly active users to 62 million.
Apps/Software September 24, 2015
Could WhatsApp be gearing up for the web? Dutch bloggers have discovered evidence that the messaging platform is getting ready to launch a web client.
Apps/Software December 15, 2014
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