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Telegram secretly plans 'Gram' cryptocurrency

Sep 04, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Reports say Russian-founded Telegram aims to create an accessible service that is easier to use than various cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin

Telegram hit by cyberattack, CEO points to HK protests, China

Jun 13, 2019 - 1:24 PM

Telegram suffers through a 'powerful' distributed denial of service attack

TELEGRAM. An illustration picture taken through a magnifying glass on April 17, 2018 in Moscow shows the icon of the popular messaging app Telegram on a smart phone screen. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

WhatsApp 'will never be secure' – Russian rival

May 16, 2019 - 8:16 PM

'WhatsApp has a consistent history – from zero encryption at its inception to a succession of security issues strangely suitable for surveillance purposes,' Telegram founder Pavel Durov writes in a blog post

SLAMMING WHATSAPP. Pavel Durov, CEO and co-founder of Telegram speaks onstage during day one of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 on September 21, 2015 File photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch/AFP

Telegram says Apple cleared path for app update

Jun 02, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Telegram chief Pavel Durov, in a tweet, thanks Apple and the California-based company's top executive Tim Cook for 'letting us deliver the latest version of @telegram to millions of users, despite the recent setbacks'

TELEGRAM. An illustration picture taken through a magnifying glass on April 17, 2018 in Moscow shows the icon of the popular messaging app Telegram on a smart phone screen. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Human Rights Watch slams Iran's Telegram ban as 'unjustifiable'

May 02, 2018 - 7:32 PM

HRW says the court's decision is 'just another stain on Iranian authorities' already dismal record on freedom of expression'

Iran bans foreign social media networks in schools

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:57 AM

Schools must 'only use domestic social networks' for their communication,' the ministry says

Russian court rules to block Telegram messaging app

Apr 13, 2018 - 5:11 PM

The Roskomnadzor telecoms watchdog, which brought the case, demands the service be blocked as soon as the verdict is announced

ENCRYPTED. This illustration picture taken on April 6, 2018 in Moscow shows the Telegram messenger application displayed on the screen of a smartphone. File photo by Alexander Nemenov /AFP

Kremlin cracking down on internet to muzzle critics, say experts

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:25 PM

According to experts, the Russian government recognizes the internet as the principal threat to its domination

NEW YEAR. Russian President Vladimir Putin wishes Russians 'changes for the better' in his New Year message as the world welcomes the year 2018. File photo

4 things to know about Telegram messenger

Apr 06, 2018 - 7:47 PM

Here are four things to know about the company, which says it has 200 million active users

ENCRYPTED. This illustration picture taken on April 6, 2018 in Moscow shows the Telegram messenger application displayed on the screen of a smartphone. Photo by Alexander Nemenov /AFP

Russian regulator moves to block Telegram messaging app

Apr 06, 2018 - 7:09 PM

The lawsuit is the latest move in an ongoing battle between authorities and Telegram, which has a reputation for secure communications, as Moscow pushes to increase surveillance of internet activities

Child pornography led Apple to pull Telegram apps from store last week

Feb 06, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Apple reinstates Telegram and Telegram X only after new safeguards were put in place and the offending content and users taken off the messaging service

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Jan 15, 2018 - 10:39 AM

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Iran removes block on Telegram

Jan 14, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Iranian officials confirm the app can now be used again after the lifting of restrictions imposed during recent protests

Telegram suspends channel calling for violent protests against Iran govt

Jan 01, 2018 - 8:23 PM

The Iranian government, however, blocks access to Telegram for most Iranians after the company refused to shut down channels for peaceful protesters

In 'unprecedented' hiatus, ISIS media offline for a day

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:39 PM

ISIS, which uses messaging application Telegram to broadcast daily updates on military operations and claims of attacks, published nothing between 0900 GMT on Wednesday and 1001 GMT on Thursday

Menkominfo ancam blokir Whatsapp

Nov 06, 2017 - 5:21 PM

"Kalau tidak (tindak lanjut dari Whatsapp) ada, terpaksa kita akan men-Telegram-kan Whatsapp."

Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informasika mengancam akan menutup aplikasi Whatsapp. Foto oleh Bernardinus Adi/Rappler

Afghanistan orders suspension of WhatsApp, Telegram

Nov 04, 2017 - 9:36 PM

Acting telecommunications minister Shahzad Aryobee says the move is in response to dissatisfaction with the services – something industry insiders reject

Russia fines Telegram for not giving backdoor access

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:34 PM

A Moscow court imposed an 800,000-ruble fine over Telegram's failure to 'provide law enforcement agencies with information' about its users and their messages

FINED. A Moscow court imposed an 800,000-ruble fine over Telegram's failure to "provide law enforcement agencies with information" about its users and their messages. File photo

Kemkominfo resmi cabut pemblokiran aplikasi Telegram web

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Pemblokiran dicabut setelah Telegram memenuhi tiga permintaan pemerintah Apa saja permintaan itu?

BERTEMU. Menkominfo Rudiantara (kiri) berjabat tangan dengan CEO Telegram Pavel Durov (kanan) di Kantor Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika, Jakarta, Selasa, 1 Agustus. Foto oleh Galih Pradipta/ANTARA

Menkominfo akan buka 11 DNS Telegram berbasis web

Aug 01, 2017 - 7:09 PM

“Minggu ini akan segera dipulihkan ”

CEO Telegram Pavel Durov bersalaman dengan Menteri Komunikasi dan Informatika Rudiantara, Selasa (1/8). Foto oleh Ursula Florene/Rappler

Bertemu Menkominfo, CEO Telegram belum berikan pernyataan

Aug 01, 2017 - 5:18 PM

Membicarakan terkait konten negatif

CEO Telegram Pavel Durov bersalaman dengan Menteri Komunikasi dan Informatika Rudiantara, Selasa (1/8). Foto oleh Ursula Florene/Rappler

CEO Telegram Pavel Durov makan siang bareng Menkominfo Rudiantara

Aug 01, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Menunya nasi hijau gurame goreng perkedel jagung dan sayur genjer

CEO Telegram Pavel Durov makan siang bersama Menteri Menteri Komunikasi dan Informatika Rudiantara, Selasa (1/8). Foto Istimewa.

How pro-ISIS fighters recruited Filipino youth for Marawi siege

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:28 AM

Through messaging app Telegram and by targeting university campuses in Mindanao pro ISIS fighters successfully convince Muslim youth to join their ranks in Marawi and contribute financially to the cause

DESTRUCTION. Smoke rises after aerial bombings by Philippine Air Force planes on Islamist militant positions in Marawi, on June 6, 2017. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Via Telegram, Western Union: How ISIS in Syria funded Marawi terrorists

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM

A report from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict details how funds are transferred from the Middle East to the Philippines and how foreign fighters are recruited to join the siege

CONFLICT. A Philippine Marines armoured personnel carrier speeds away in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on May 30, 2017, as fighting rages on the eighth day. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Pelaku bom panci di Buah Batu direkrut melalui Telegram

Jul 19, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Pelaku tergabung dalam satu channel di Telegram dan membaca tausiyah yang dibagikan di sana

BOM PANCI. Lokasi kamar kontrakan terduga pelaku bom panci, AW, yang berada di Kecamatan Buah Batu. Polisi menyita beragam alat bukti, mulai dari rangkaian kabel hingga paku. Foto oleh Yuli Saputra/Rappler

Ini empat syarat dari pemerintah bagi Telegram

Jul 18, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Salah satu yang diminta oleh pemerintah yakni agar Telegram membuka kantor perwakilan di Indonesia

JUMPA PERS. Dirjen Aplikasi Informatika Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika (Kemkominfo) Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan (ketiga kiri) bersama Deputi Penindakan dan Pembinaan Kemampuan BNPT Irjen Pol Arief Dharmawan (kedua kiri), Direktur Penegakan Hukum BNPT Brigjen Pol Marthinus Hukom (kanan) dan Direktur Keamanan Informasi Kemkominfo Aidil Cenderamata (kiri) memberikan keterangan pers tentang Perkembangan Penutupan Akses Layanan Telegram di kantor Kemkominfo, Jakarta, Senin, 17 Juli. Foto oleh Muhammad Adimaja/ANTARA

Belasan ribu warga tandatangani petisi tolak pemblokiran Telegram

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Memblokir Telegram dengan alasan platform itu dijadikan platform komunikasi pendukung terorisme mungkin mirip dengan membakar lumbung padi yang ada tikusnya

Foto oleh AFP

7 hal mengenai Pavel Durov, sang pencipta aplikasi Telegram

Jul 16, 2017 - 5:12 PM

Sejak awal menciptakan Telegram Pavel Durov berjanji untuk melindungi privasi penggunanya

Pernyataan lengkap CEO Telegram tentang pemblokiran di Indonesia

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Telegram akan menerapkan tiga tahapan solusi untuk mendukung pemberantasan terorisme di Indonesia

Foto oleh AFP

Apa saja kelebihan Telegram?

Jul 15, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Telegram memiliki sejumlah keunggulan dibandingkan aplikasi pengirim pesan lain

Foto oleh AFP

Indonesia restricts Telegram app over 'terrorism' content

Jul 15, 2017 - 7:48 PM

The Indonesian government has so far blocked only access to the app via computer but is preparing to impose a full ban if Telegram does not address the issue

Upaya pemerintah memblokir Telegram dikritik

Jul 15, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Pemblokiran dinilai bukan upaya yang tepat mencegah terorisme

Foto oleh AFP

Efektif kah aplikasi Telegram diblokir untuk memberantas terorisme?

Jul 14, 2017 - 10:44 PM

Saat ini yang diblokir hanya layanan Telegram melalui komputer Pengguna masih bisa menggunakan Telegram dengan menggunakan ponsel

EFEKTIF? Pengamat terorisme Ali Fauzy menganggap pemblokiran aplikasi pesan pendek Telegram tidak akan efektif untuk memberantas terorisme. Foto oleh AFP

Russian intelligence says Telegram app used in bombing

Jun 26, 2017 - 5:01 PM

They used Telegram at each stage of the preparation of this terrorist attack on the Saint Petersburg metro the FSB security agency says

SAINT PETERSBURG BOMBING. Police officers guard the entrance to Sennaya Square metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 3, 2017. File photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

Russia threatens Telegram app with ban

Jun 23, 2017 - 5:42 PM

The service draws the ire of critics who say it can let criminals and terrorists communicate without fear of being tracked by police pointing in particular to its use by ISIS

Iran hardliners turn to reformist-dominated social media

May 15, 2017 - 10:49 AM

It marks a significant shift in a country where conservatives have tended to respect bans on Twitter Facebook and YouTube – leaving reformists a relatively free run on social media

Iran blocks Telegram voice calls – state media

Apr 19, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The blockage follows the arrest last month of 12 people who ran popular reformist channels on Telegram ahead of a presidential election next month

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Researchers find security flaw in WhatsApp, Telegram

Mar 15, 2017 - 9:37 PM

Check Point Software Technologies says it alerted Telegram and Facebook owned WhatsApp last week waiting until the vulnerability was patched before making it public

Beredar telegram yang haruskan KPK periksa anggota Polri dengan izin Kapolri

Dec 18, 2016 - 5:06 PM

Telegram itu berisi terkait pemanggilan terhadap anggota Polri oleh penegak hukum yaitu KPK kejaksaan dan pengadilan harus diketahui oleh pimpinan Polri

Kapolri Jenderal Polisi Tito Karnavian (kiri) bersama Ketua KPK Agus Rahardjo (kanan) menjawab pertanyaan wartawan seusai melakukan pertemuan di gedung KPK, Jakarta, pada 5 Desember 2016. Foto oleh Hafidz Mubarak A./Antara

Mabes Polri larang anggota tunjukkan kemewahan di media sosial

Aug 24, 2016 - 7:44 PM

Saat ini dalam penggunaan medsos banyak sekali tampilan tidak pantas yang dilakukan oleh personil kepolisian yang tidak mencerminkan aparat negara Tidak mencerminkan abdi negara

Teen arrested for allegedly spreading terrorist propaganda with messaging app

Aug 09, 2016 - 9:30 PM

A source says the teenager was charged with criminal conspiracy with terrorists and provocation to committing terrorist acts using online communication

TOO EASY? In the wrong hands, even consumer technology can be mobilized as a weapon.

Fitur 'quote' WhatsApp terinspirasi fitur lama Telegram

Jun 14, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Tampilan kutipan pesan di WhatsApp bahkan terkesan meniru tampilan di Telegram

Iran demands social media hand over data on its citizens

May 29, 2016 - 9:15 PM

The measure will affect instant messaging app Telegram which has over 20 million users in Iran

epa04614056 Iranian students waves Iran's national flag during a ceremony marking the 36th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, at the Azadi (Freedom) square in Tehran, Iran, 11 February 2015. The event mark the 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, which came ten days after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's return from his exile in Paris to Iran, toppling the monarchy system and forming the Islamic republic. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Instant messaging app in spotlight after ISIS attacks

Nov 19, 2015 - 10:20 PM

Pressure builds on apps like Telegram as they balance their obligations to users against security concerns

The telegram Pope Francis sent President Aquino

Jan 21, 2015 - 6:47 PM

Pope Francis thanks President Benigno Aquino III for the warm welcome and kindness during his visit to the Philippines

THANK YOU. In a telegram, Pope Francis thanks President Benigno Aquino III and the Filipino people for the warmth and kindess shown to him during his visit. File photo by Rappler

End of an era: India ends telegram service after 162 years

Jul 14, 2013 - 2:58 PM

The service known popularly as the Taar or wire will close on Monday because of mounting financial losses

END OF AN ERA. STOP. An Indian employee of the Telegraph office sorting the telegrams at Central Telegraph Office in New Delhi, India on 12 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Money Sharma