1. IP addresses are NOT logged in this forum so there's no point asking. Members are encouraged to install GOM or HOLA or TUNNELBEAR for an added layer of protection.

    The SEX forum is HERE so please stop asking.

Chitchat Telegram Starts To Wayang After Indon Shuts It! Mudland Still Undecided! Zikapore?

Discussion in 'The Courtyard Café' started by JohnTan, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. JohnTan

    JohnTan Alfrescian (InfP) Old Timer

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    13,113
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    48
    KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government does not intend to restrict the use of instant messaging application Telegram for now, said Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Sunday (Jul 16).

    He was responding to questions about the Indonesian government's decision to block all access to Telegram, following revelations that several forums hosted on the application were "full of radical and terrorist propaganda".

    Zahid said monitoring by Malaysian authorities so far found no evidence related to crime or terrorism as far as Telegram was concerned.

    The Deputy Prime Minister said the government respects the rights of consumers in the country and does not intend to interfere with users who use Telegram to chat with their contacts.

    "The KDN’s (Home Ministry’s) observation, especially by the Anti-Terrorism Unit and the Special Branch of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), find that the application (Telegram) has so far not been used in matters related to crime or for recruiting or raising funds for terrorism activities," Zahid said.

    He added that the government would continue to monitor the use of social media applications to detect suspicious activities.


    Telegram founder Pavel Durov on Sunday said the application would shut down "terrorist-related" public channels, following the Indonesian government's decision to block access to the platform.

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...to-ban-telegram-in-malaysia-dpm-zahid-9036462
     
  2. mojito

    mojito Alfrescian Old Timer

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Messages:
    9,102
    Likes Received:
    90
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Re: Telegram Starts To Wayang After Indon Shuts It! Mudland Still Undecided! Zikapore

    From child pornography to terrorism. This is proof you can't be traced on telegram, yes?
     
  3. JHolmesJr

    JHolmesJr Alfrescian Old Timer

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2008
    Messages:
    3,403
    Likes Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Re: Telegram Starts To Wayang After Indon Shuts It! Mudland Still Undecided! Zikapore

    Is this why sam is enthusiastically pushing it?
     
  4. Leongsam

    Leongsam Administrator Staff Member Old Timer Old Timer

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    36,735
    Likes Received:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Re: Telegram Starts To Wayang After Indon Shuts It! Mudland Still Undecided! Zikapore

    It is very hard to block an app. An App is not a website.

    Even if Telegram was successfully put out of business the terrorists would simply move on to another app that provides secure encrypted channels of communication.

    http://www.whoishostingthis.com/blog/2015/04/29/im-encryption/

    Also note that the government can only block web versions of Telegram :

    To circumvent the blocks by the Indo governments terrorists can easily switch to Puffin browser to access the sites blocked above.

    This war against terrorists cannot be won by censorship alone. Terrorists aren't your average dumb crim. https://www.puffinbrowser.com/
     

Share This Page