Turbotodd

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Apple Loses a Signal

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TechCrunch is reporting that the Telegram messaging apps appear to have breached Apple’s App Store guidelines and are currently unavailable for download on iOS. 

According to TechCrunch, it’s not apparently clear what the problem is, but Telegraph founder Pavel Durov tweeted that it related to “inappropriate content.”

“We were alerted by Apple that inappropriate content was made available to our users and both apps were taken off the App Store. Once we have protections in place we expect the apps to be back on the App Store,” he wrote.

Journalists, human rights activists, and terrorists everywhere are likely shaking in their boots.

As The Verge writes:

Due to the secretive nature of messages on Telegram, it has been widely criticized by governments around the world for becoming the messaging “app of choice” for terrorists. Telegram was forced to create a team of moderators in Indonesia to remove “terrorist-related content” after the Indonesian government threatened to ban the messaging app.

Written by turbotodd

February 1, 2018 at 11:00 am

Posted in 2018, encryption

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