- Oct 15, 2005
lol WhatsApp already has all your info
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What the **** are you saying? I would love more people to use alternatives to mainstream apps in any instance.Dont worry, they will,
and soon enough people who value privacy and security from snooping will jump onto Telegram and Signal,
and guess what?
just like Whatscr@p was initially, they will get brought out by a giant faceless corporation,
and become the opposite of what they set out to be.
me as well, but then, as was the problem with whatscr@p,What the **** are you saying? I would love more people to use alternatives to mainstream apps in any instance.
where were you guys for the last 10 years?
Going forward sure Telegram might be better for future communications. But, WhatsApp already has all your dick pics.That's not really the point, and not really why people are up in arms about their recent policy change. It's a cute thing to say, but misses the mark entirely.
been on Telegram for years and years, and now complaining everybody wakes up
and discovered they are sheep. and suddenly my nice quite home-screen is cluttered with all their chats
quite annoying really, as go somewhere else like Viber or line or any of the other dozen chat programs.
Would you like to have the same central server but the freedom to use your own app? Telegram has that facility, AFAIK.would love something like this to get traction,
Conversations on Android, that uses Jabber or XMPP, that are open source protocols.
and you use whatever program you like to use,
Then we'll just move on over to Signal or Threema https://threema.ch/en/messenger-comparison or one of the zillion others that'll pop up.yes, complaining everybody suddenly wakes up and realizes what idiots they are.
just like the mixit/BBM days, when everybody used one system and to hell with the "much better" rest.
Ive turned off my setting that automatically adds, but they still keep showing up. quite annoying,
where were you for the last 10 years?
so its as if people woke up from a coma, and realized what Whatsapp is and how it defeats their privacy.
Telegram is good, but again, wasn't Whatsapp is the same boat as them a few years back?
somebody will write a cheque to Telegram, and hey presto,
Telegram belongs to Microsoft.
or Google or Blackberry or whoever.
Myth 1. “Telegram’s code is not open-source”. In reality, all Telegram client apps have been open-source since 2013 . Our encryption and API are fully documented and have been reviewed by security experts thousands of times. Moreover, Telegram is the only messaging app in the world that has verifiable builds both for iOS and Android . As for WhatsApp, they intentionally obfuscate their code, making it impossible to verify their encryption and privacy.
Myth 2. “Telegram is Russian”. In fact, Telegram has no servers or offices in Russia and was blocked there from 2018 to 2020 . Telegram is still blocked in some authoritarian countries such as Iran, while WhatsApp and other “supposedly secure” apps have never had any issue in these places.
To my knowledge, the Signal protocol was not funded by the US government. They (the US government) probably hate that it exists, it was mostly done in response to the PRISM programme.Myth 3. “Telegram is not encrypted”. Every chat on Telegram has been encrypted since launch. We have Secret Chats that are end-to-end and Cloud Chats that also offer real-time secure and distributed cloud storage . WhatsApp, on the other hand, had zero encryption for a few years, and then adopted an encryption protocol funded by the US Government . Even if we assume that the WhatsApp encryption is solid, it’s invalidated via multiple backdoors and reliance on backups .
problem, as @newby_investor pointed out, is the users move to whatever in fashion now. danm annoying, like sheep.
they did up to now, only a few ventured out and tried telegram, and were happyI don't get it. So you'd rather that everybody stay asleep and remain idiots?
It was tried with XMPP but failed.problem, as @newby_investor pointed out, is the users move to whatever in fashion now. danm annoying, like sheep.
I mean wouldn't it be great, if you on whatsapp, could message me on telegram,
while speaking to a colleague using viber and another on Line.
one standard, to rule them all, and you can use whatever you want to connect.
again, like SMTP or POP was for email.