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The founder of Telegram Pavel Durov criticized WhatsApp — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com the Founder of Telegram Pavel Durov criticized the WhatsApp messenger belonging to Facebook because of excessive quantity of bugs and holes in safety of these users. Durov published the statement in the column Telegram, having urged users to delete the WhatsApp application from smartphones and to install Telegram. "All that is in your phone, including e-mails, photos and texts, remains in access for hackers because of the installed WhatsApp application", - Durov wrote, having noted that the owner has Whatsapp, Facebook corporations, huge marketing team. "We in Telegram, on the contrary, are not engaged in advertizing at all. We do not want to pay journalists and researchers in order that they told the world about Telegram. For it we address you - millions of our users. If Telegram is pleasant to you, you will tell about is mute to the friends. And if each user of Telegram convinces three friends to remove WhatsApp and to pass to Telegrsm, then it will become already more popular than WhatsApp", - the founder of Telegram wrote. According to him, for all the ten-year history WhatsApp was not safe for users regarding saving their personal data. "Therefore I do not think that updating of the application will make it safe. For WhatsApp to become the service focused on safety is to lose at once several markets and also to enter open confrontation with the government in the country. It is unlikely that they were ready to it", - Pavel Durov expressed the opinion. He noted that every time when in WhatsApp eliminate any vulnerability, instead of it at once appears new. "All these gaps in safety are very convenient for observation, they look and backdoors work as specially left holes,", - Durov noted. Besides, WhatsApp, unlike Telegram, is not the open platform that does not allow experts in cyber security to check existence of backdoors in the code of the program. Earlier that malefactors had an opportunity to implement espionage programs on mobile phones on the IOS and Android platforms through the WhatsApp application, the Financial Times newspaper reported. The representative of WhatsApp then confirmed the cyber attack fact, but reported to Reuters agency that it had signs of work of the private company which is engaged in observation. According to the representative of the messenger, WhatsApp informed on vulnerability Ministry of Justice of the USA and the Commission on data protection of Ireland which is engaged, including, ensuring the rights of citizens of the EU of confidentiality of personal data.

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