Telegram founder commits to Ukraine user privacy
The billionaire Russian-born co-founder of messaging app Telegram has told Ukrainian users their data is safe.
In a Telegram post, Pavel Durov, who lives in Dubai, wrote: “I stand for our users no matter what. Their right to privacy is sacred – now more than ever.”
Telegram was Ukraine’s most popular messaging app – the Observer newspaper reported.
But some experts have raised concerns about the security of users’ data.
Moxie Marlinspike, who developed the encryption used by rival platforms Signal- which he created – and WhatsApp, tweeted many users thought Telegram was an encrypted app, but it was “by default a cloud database with a plaintext copy of every message everyone has ever sent/received”.