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'Delete WhatsApp from yur phone': Telegram Fouder Parel Durov through Telegram channel

Delete WhatsApp from yur phone: Telegram Fouder Parel Durov through Telegram channel

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Nov 2019 7:00 PM GMT

San Francisco: Telegram founder Parel Durov, in his post on the platform, has urged people to delete WhatsApp unless they are “okay with surveillance”, media reports said.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp, which has been mired by a snooping row, is used as a Trojan horse to spy on the users’ non-WhatsApp content that includes images stored on their smartphones, according to Durov. “Unless you are cool with all of your photos and messages becoming public one day, you should delete WhatsApp from your phone,” Durov said on his Telegram channel to his 335,000 followers, Forbes reported on Thursday.

WhatsApp has a huge global user base of 1.6 billion users while Telegram has 200 million users globally.

Telegram, perhaps due to its size, is not subject to the same hacks and security breaches as WhatsApp. So it is no surprise that Durov would use the recent backdoor discoveries in WhatsApp as a means to go after his commercial and, in many ways, ideological rival, the report added. Earlier this week, WhatsApp had urged users to update to the latest version of after a second security flaw was discovered. (IANS)

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