AnDas, 01 Dec 2015Lol come on man you're smarter than that. Enabling is a very basic concept. Doing so Willfully is the problem. follow the logic train here. If they didn't know, it would be as if they were using a blackphone etc, but in this case the article clearly states that they DID know and that they ALLOWED it. Flip the switch and you get an organization enabling IS.
Honest Realist, 01 Dec 2015If they knowingly support IS, why would anyone want to support them?You know they also used a bunch of other well known and highly secure apps, OS's and devices like the Blackphone to exchange info and communicate with right? Why target only Telegram?
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2015to those who care so much for privacy, how will u feel when such terror struck you or the one ... moreThat's the double edge sword of encryption, both good and bad people can use it and there's very little you can do about it.
Whatsapp Web is a joke, it can't be used without active Whatsapp phone connection.
They said because it's an "extension". Lol. So much for a paid messenger.
I switched to Telegram because I can use Telegram Web, Desktop, or Phone freely, each is a fully functional app (not "extension").
They already know Telegram is much better.. so they act like children
I'm personally ready to shift to any Instant Messaging app, in fact I like Hike better due to its ability to send various file formats uncompressed.
But the thing is... Not many people in my contacts list are on other IMs, that's where Whatsapp's strength is...
I think will download this app called telegram. tired of whatsapp and it's childish and teenish orientation even though I am still a teen
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2015SOURCE?! By that logic you could argue that gsmarena is knowingly allowing IS members to brows... moreDepends what theyre using the site/s for.
If there's evidence they're being used for nefarious reasons / purposes then they shold be stopped. Same for anyone person / organisation with egregious aspirations.
SOURCE?! By that logic you could argue that gsmarena is knowingly allowing IS members to browse its website. wtf
"It's worth mentioning that Telegram recently received some bad press over the fact that the company knowingly allowed members of the Islamic State terrorist organization to use the app."
Whatsapp, showing once again that there are nothing but a bunch of virgins
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2015You DO realize chats are encrypted right? I work for one of the biggest corporations on the p... more"It's worth mentioning that Telegram recently received some bad press over the fact that the company knowingly allowed members of the Islamic State terrorist organization to use the app." - Knowingly allowed... I guess they did know then.
Honest Realist, 01 Dec 2015Dark counterparts? Whereas dark generally means private? Dark Web, Blackphone etc lol... Anywa... moreYou DO realize chats are encrypted right?
I work for one of the biggest corporations on the planet, more specifically in one of their smaller departments for web conferencing. Everything the customers do goes through our servers, yet we have no idea if they´re discussing business decisions, cooking, porn or how to nuke the US with their secret orbital satellites...and we have no way to find out.
It's the police's job to stop criminal activity, online privacy should NEVER be compromised for it.
The irony is this is good publicity for Telegram, having the exact opposite effect as what WhatsApp was aiming for. Good job WhatsApp with this childish move, hopefully more people will switch to Telegram now :)
ratGT, 01 Dec 2015Don't follow the flock and just repeat the anti-ISIS cliches like a parrot. If it was discrete... moreDark counterparts? Whereas dark generally means private? Dark Web, Blackphone etc lol... Anyways, It's one thing them respecting privacy, it's another when they willfully allow a terrorist organization to use it. When they do that they enable wrongdoing. If they were unaware it wouldn't be their fault, but alas, they knew. They allowed it. So screw them.
to those who care so much for privacy, how will u feel when such terror struck you or the one around you. knowingly this incident could be avoided if Telegram willing to share certain information. so much for privacy
Honest Realist, 01 Dec 2015If they knowingly support IS, why would anyone want to support them?Don't follow the flock and just repeat the anti-ISIS cliches like a parrot. If it was discrete enough for ISIS members, then it certainly respects your privacy much more than its dark counterparts like WhatsApp, Messenger, Viber, etc.