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  1. Jan

    Experian data leak got re-leaked on Telegram

    Experian data on 25 million South Africans re-leaked on Telegram The personal data of millions of South Africans illegally obtained from credit bureau Experian in August 2020 was re-leaked via a Telegram channel this weekend, the Information Regulator has announced. “According to the...
  2. Jan

    Telkom launches data bundles for 8 chat apps

    Telkom launches new WhatsApp bundles Telkom has launched new chat data bundles that can be used on eight messaging apps — WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, WeChat, Viber, Line, Threema, and Facebook Messenger.
  3. Jan

    Millions flock to Signal and Telegram after Facebook outage

    Millions join Telegram and Signal during six-hour WhatsApp outage Signal and Telegram, two private messenger apps, saw downloads and user sign-ups soar during the extended downtime of Facebook Inc.’s network of apps and services. Millions of new users joined the Edward Snowden-endorsed Signal...
  4. Jan

    Telegram Blocks Russian Opposition Bot as Google, Apple Pull App

    Telegram boss slams Apple and Google for pulling Russian protest-voting app Telegram, the social media platform used by protesters from Iran to Belarus, blocked a “smart voting” channel with recommendations for candidates in Russia’s parliamentary elections aimed at defeating ruling party...
  5. DWPTA

    Live Streams with Telegram

    Live Streams with Telegram
  6. Jan

    Telegram added to Telkom FreeMe data allocations

    Telkom FreeMe gets Telegram data Telkom has added messaging platform Telegram to its FreeMe postpaid plans and prepaid bundles. The operator said it had observed keen interest and sizeable uptake to this platform by a significant portion of its customers since the start of 2021, as many sought...
  7. Jan

    Using WhatsApp to commit high treason in South Africa - what the law says

    Committing high treason using WhatsApp in South Africa — what the law says Those who incited the recent violence and looting in South Africa could face prison sentences of between six months and thirty years, depending on whether they are found guilty of inciting violations of lockdown...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    Big flaws in Telegram's encryption system

    Big flaws in Telegram's encryption system Researchers from the University of London and ETH Zurich have documented significant problems with the security of Telegram's encryption system. While Telegram fixed the four specific security flaws identified by the researchers, they also highlighted...
  9. Jan

    WhatsApp, Telegram, Twitter used to plan and instigate vandalism and looting in South Africa - Report

    WhatsApp used to plan riots in South Africa — Report The masterminds behind widespread looting, arson, and public violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng over the last few days used WhatsApp and Telegram to organise attacks on trucks, highways, and businesses. This is according to senior ANC and...
  10. Jan

    Biggest social media and messaging platforms in South Africa - 2021 Social Media Landscape report

    WhatsApp vs Facebook — biggest social platforms in South Africa World Wide Worx and Ornico have released the 2021 Social Media Landscape report, which revealed a big increase in social media uptake in South Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic. It found that there are 25 million active social...
  11. Hanno Labuschagne

    You can now make group video calls on Telegram

    You can now make group video calls on Telegram Popular messaging platform Telegram has added the ability to make group video calls in its latest major update. The feature - which is available on both mobile and desktop - allows users to turn on their device's camera feed during a voice chat in...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    WhatsApp vs Telegram - Features and security compared

    WhatsApp vs Telegram - Features and security compared WhatsApp users have until 15 May to decide whether they want to accept Facebook's new terms of service and privacy policy for the platform, or stop using the mobile instant messaging app. Facebook first issued its ultimatum in the first...
  13. J

    Telegram gets new voice chat and cancel forwarding features

    Telegram gets new voice chat and cancel forwarding features Messaging app Telegram has announced the launch of several new voice communication features, expanding its existing Voice Chat functionality into the realm of podcasting, live audio streaming, and online meetings. Telegram announced...
  14. J

    New Telegram features launched

    New Telegram features launched Telegram has rolled out a major update which adds several new features and improvements to the messaging app. The first major change is the ability to auto-delete messages in all chats, a feature that was previously only available in Secret Chats.
  15. J

    What to know before moving your WhatsApp chats to Telegram

    What to know before moving your WhatsApp chats to Telegram Telegram has rolled out a feature that lets you import messages from WhatsApp, LINE, and KakaoTalk allowing users to migrate entire chat histories from WhatsApp to Telegram. This new feature relies on WhatsApp's "export chat" function...
  16. J

    How to enable secure chats on Telegram

    How to enable secure chats on Telegram Many people around the world have migrated from WhatsApp to Telegram following a controversial update to WhatsApp's privacy policy. Facebook recently issued a notice within WhatsApp informing users that they need to accept its updated terms of service and...
  17. J

    Adverts are coming to Telegram

    Adverts are coming to Telegram South Africans who are switching out WhatsApp for Telegram as their preferred messaging app should take note that the platform plans to introduce adverts this year. Telegram surpassed 500 million users in early January following backlash over a controversial...
  18. J

    South Africans flock to Telegram after WhatsApp privacy backlash

    South Africans flock to Telegram after WhatsApp privacy backlash Telegram downloads have topped the Google Play Store rankings since WhatsApp tried to force users to agree to its updated terms and privacy policies to continue using the app. The new terms of service included a clause which...
  19. J

    Beware Telegram location chat features in South Africa

    Beware Telegram location chat features in South Africa Social media law specialist and founder of The Digital Law Company, Emma Sadleir, has issued a warning regarding Telegram's "Groups Nearby" feature. This is in the context of a major backlash against WhatsApp's privacy policy, which allows...
  20. J

    Telegram to launch its cryptocurrency in October

    Telegram to launch its cryptocurrency in October Popular messaging platform Telegram plans to launch its own cryptocurrency, Gram, before the end of October, reports the New York Times. According to three anonymous investors, they were told that the plan is to send out these coins within the...
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