Beware Telegram location chat features in South Africa

Kola_CT

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This is more than week old news.

Maybe Emma is just slow.
 

NeoAcheron

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Wow... While the concern for spreading some dodgy **** is real, the issue here isn't limited to Telegram. I'm pretty sure that it is significantly easier to see porn on a Google search result, than it is on Telegram. Hell, you can even see some questionable content on YouTube.

Maybe adhering to the age restriction rules OF ALL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS is a good idea! #justsaying
 

j4ck455

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I'm confused, you can join a group called "Sluts of Randburg" and you're saying this is a reason we SHOULDN'T use this feature?
Streisand Effect: Emma Sadleir has advertised this group and it probably has thousands of new members now, she could've just said there are dodgy groups out there frequented by Malusi Gigaba and other cANCer party members without mentioned the name of any group.

Urg. It is off by default.
I'm not "a children" (from the ancient advert) but I decided to double check the Telegram permissions on my phone, and it is definitely off.

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Thanks will only be aware of it in SA. People outside SA don't share porn.
There seems to be a new Saved Messages feature in the app.
 

j4ck455

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Been there since yonks. I used it since 2017 if not earlier.
I've never seen Saved Messages in either of the Telegram apps, don't know why and I've been using Telegram for several years alongside WhatsApp (I prefer Telegram).
I miss the old internet days where we had IRC, Napster, a meme once every six months and Ally McBeal.

Twitter and Facebook should be held accountable for crimes against at humanity for what they've done.
No, seriously Ally McBeal, why would anyone even watch that (even back then it was terrible)?

I hear the SABC has run out of kak things to broadcast and is even rerunning the old SA flag, just hang in there for those Ally McBeal repeats and maybe Beltel and Compuserve will make a comeback along with the original Netscape Navigator!
 

Hamster

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No, seriously Ally McBeal, why would anyone even watch that (even back then it was terrible)?

Like I said: I long for the days...

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I mean if I say "old internet days" and " Ally McBeal" and somebody thinks I'm talking about the show then I think I've proven my point :(
 
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