[dgplug-users] One of many reasons of not using Telegram

Kushal Das kushaldas at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 09:38:13 PDT 2019

On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 9:10 PM Rahul Jha <rahul722j at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> On Mon, 26 Aug 2019 at 22:37, Kushal Das via Users
> <users at lists.dgplug.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Read it when you have time:
> >
> > https://www.zdnet.com/article/hong-kong-protesters-warn-of-telegram-feature-that-can-disclose-their-identities/
> I know that Telegram is wicked, but the argument they put up in the
> story is equally valid:
> > "Changing to a different app like Signal is not a viable option for us. Because the way the protestors communicate heavily depends on the support of very large groups [...] in which Telegram has really good support," Chu said.
> > "On the other hand, Signal and Wire groups are limited to a few hundred people, and Signal makes your phone number visible to everyone anyway.
> What should we do if we find ourselves in a similar situation? Is
> there another viable choice? Where should we settle in this trade-off
> b/w usability and security?
Wire [0] is another solution if you want to use a random email address
for registration.

[0] https://wire.com

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