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Russia attempts to block Telegram with all the restrained composure of a bull in a china shop

The global availability of smartphones and the app stores that house their software makes it as easy for developers to share their work with users down the street as those living on the other side of the world. And while we tend to feel that broad access to software is almost always a good thing, not everyone is going to agree, and sometimes all it takes is one government getting upset about one app to cause some serious fallout. That's pretty much what we're seeing right now, as Russia makes moves against Telegram that are already having some serious consequences.

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Telegram may be turning a blind eye to rampant piracy

Telegram is a service for sending messages while remaining anonymous. That's something with which Russia has taken issue, and it just banned the service over it. However, Telegram may also be gaining in popularity because it's an easy way to share pirated content. The Outline spoke with several Telegram channel admins who say Telegram seems uninterested in policing the files users upload.

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Russia will block access to Telegram over continued refusal to let authorities read messages

A Russian court has ruled today that access to Telegram will be blocked in the country, Reuters reports. The messaging service has been facing trouble in Russia over refusing to share its encryption keys with state authorities, even after losing multiple legal cases.

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Telegram X March Update adds multi-account support, image preview in notifications, and much more [APK Download]

Telegram X, the sort-of beta/feature testing alternative to the main app, received its March Update, adding a slew of new features. Things like multi-account support, image preview in notifications, and so on make their appearance in this latest version. There's a lot to get through, so get ready for a long 'un.

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Iran reportedly to block Telegram due to 'national security' concerns

After posting about its impressive 200 million user count, messaging service Telegram has been dealt another blow. The Iranian government is reportedly preparing to block the platform, citing concerns of "national security."

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Telegram hits solid 200 million monthly active users milestone, shares 4.8.5 update [APK Download]

How many different options do you have for sending messages with your phone? Even setting aside the obvious ones like SMS and email, we're looking at dozens upon dozens of apps that either exist purely as messaging solutions, or incorporate messaging into a broader app. The companies behind these apps know you have your pick of which to choose, and do what they can to stand out with new features, slick interfaces, and powerful security tools. Today messaging-app Telegram's sharing a page from its own success story with news that it's racked up an impressive 200 million monthly users, while also telling us a little about the new Telegram 4.8.5 release.

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Telegram loses appeal to keep encryption keys from Russian government

Telegram is a popular messaging service in Russia, partially because of its encrypted communication capabilities. However, the company may be forced to disclose its encryption keys if a new court ruling stands. Russian Supreme Court Judge Alla Nazarova denied Telegram's appeal today, ordering it to hand over the keys to the Federal Security Service (FSB).

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[Update: It's back] Telegram X just disappeared from the Play Store

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Telegram X is a fast alternative official Telegram client with experimental features

Telegram is an increasingly popular messaging app thanks to its focus on security and the free price tag. An alternative client called Challegram popped up a while back, and now the developers of Telegram have acquired it and changed the name to Telegram X. It includes all the basic messaging features from the regular Telegram app, but there are a few experimental features, too.

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