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The Best New Features Coming to Google Messages
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The Best New Features Coming to Google Messages

Messaging in the US is a complicated conversation. For iPhone users, it’s overwhelmingly iMessage. For Android users, it’s a toss-up. WhatsApp is king of the third-party options, followed by others like Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and Signal. Google’s default option, Messages, has always been a standard SMS messaging app lacking the features of other apps. Lately,...

Germany slaps messaging app Telegram with $5 million fine
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Germany slaps messaging app Telegram with $5 million fine

BERLIN (AP) — Germany announced Monday that it is issuing fines of 5.125 million euros ($5 million) against the operators of the messaging app Telegram for failing to comply with German law. The Federal Office of Justice said Telegram FZ-LLC hasn’t established a lawful way for reporting illegal content or named an entity in Germany...

This Telegram community helps Russians escape Putin’s draft
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This Telegram community helps Russians escape Putin’s draft

Ivan Polkanov wanted no part of Russia’s war in Ukraine. As an 18-year-old, half-Ukrainian man living in western Siberia, he worried about being drafted into the Russian army. “I don’t want to kill my brothers,” Polkanov said. In late September, as rumors swirled that Russian President Vladimir Putin would mobilize men into military service, Polkanov...

10 Best Crypto Telegram Channels in 2022
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10 Best Crypto Telegram Channels in 2022

The crypto space is where things happen fast; news spreads quickly, and crypto coins react accordingly. Joining a crypto telegram channel is one of the best ways to stay up to date with and capitalize on trends in the crypto market. Whether you’re an NFT collector, crypto trader, or investor, we’ve compiled the best telegram...

Telegram founder warns users to stay away from WhatsApp yet again
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Telegram founder warns users to stay away from WhatsApp yet again

Messaging app Telegram’s founder Pavel Durov launched a scathing attack on WhatsApp, calling the Meta-owned platform a “surveillance tool”. In a message on Thursday, Durov urged the users to stay away from WhatsApp and highlighted a security issue disclosed by the latter in September. He said that WhatsApp has been risking user...

Lyman: Russian forces retreat from strategic Donetsk city a day after Moscow’s annexation of the region
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Lyman: Russian forces retreat from strategic Donetsk city a day after Moscow’s annexation of the region

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN  —  Russian forces retreated from Lyman, a strategic city for its operations in the east, the Russian defense ministry said Saturday, just a day after Moscow’s annexation of the region that’s been declared illegal by the West. “In connection with the creation of a threat of encirclement, allied troops were withdrawn from...

Russia’s battle to convince people to join its war is being waged on Telegram
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Russia’s battle to convince people to join its war is being waged on Telegram

Just minutes after Putin announced conscription, the administrators of the anti-Kremlin Rospartizan group announced its own “mobilization,” gearing up its supporters to bomb military enlistment officers and the Ministry of Defense with Molotov cocktails. “Ordinary Russians are invited to die for nothing in a foreign land,” they wrote. “Agitate, incite, spread the truth, but do...

Telegram Has a Serious Doxing Problem
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Telegram Has a Serious Doxing Problem

Burmese influencer Han Nyein Oo rose to prominence in 2020, posting memes and gossip about Burmese celebrities on Facebook to an audience that grew to several hundred thousand people in Myanmar by early 2021. Then, after the country’s military seized power that February, he lurched rightwards, becoming a full-blooded supporter of the junta, which has...

Arrested Al-Qaeda operative used Telegram to radicalise J-K youths: NIA
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Arrested Al-Qaeda operative used Telegram to radicalise J-K youths: NIA

A suspected Al-Qaeda operative, who was arrested from Bengaluru in July, used Telegram channels to provoke gullible youths to wage jihad in Kashmir, the National Investigation Agency said, after it took over the probe from police, reported The Economic Times on Monday. Akhtar Hussain Lashkar, who hails from Assam, and Abdul Alim...

Editing Your iMessages Won’t Make Your Mistakes Go Away
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Editing Your iMessages Won’t Make Your Mistakes Go Away

Photo: DenPhotos (Shutterstock) Messaging apps like Telegram and WhatsApp are regularly updated with new features, but Apple’s Messages app gets major updates only once a year, when the new version of iOS comes out. Luckily, this year’s update is a big one: With the launch of iOS 16, we can finally edit and undo sent...