Pavel Durov, creator and founder of Telegram, has decided to break his silence on the different controversies related to Facebook and WhatsApp that have emerged in recent weeks. From his official Telegram channel, Durov has published a statement in which he makes reference to the statements recently made by Jan Koum, one of the co-founders of WhatsApp, who not too long ago decided to leave his post on Facebook due to discrepancies with the main executives of the company that decided to acquire the most used messaging app on the planet several years ago, mainly due to its decision to introduce advertising in the service.
The recent exodus of the founders of WhatsApp is a good example of what ends up happening if you sell your company. You can earn some money, but you lose something much more valuable: your integrity and the ability to continue improving the lives of hundreds of millions of people.
Similarly, the founder of the paper plane app recalls , by which an attacker could take control of the application only by making a video call to his victim.
Last week, it became known that WhatsApp has had a back door for years; anyone with whom you had a video call could read all your messages. Even if there are no more backdoors left (which seems unlikely), WhatsApp has other flaws that make most of the messages sent through the application accessible to third parties.
To conclude, Durov assures that “the majority of promises offered by companies like Facebook simply do not end up materializing” , since they try to maximize their income at the expense of users, something that, in their words, makes Telegram so different of the rest of platforms. The full statements can be read on the
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