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Symantec found a flaw in messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram.

A security flaw found in WhatsApp and Telegram on Android lets hackers mess with your photos, payments, and voice notes

The issue relates to the way your phone automatically downloads files like photos or video from messaging apps.
A demonstrator sits down in front of riot police during a demonstration to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China June 12, 2019.

Hong Kong’s protesters used low-tech street smarts to smash China’s powerful techno-authoritarianism

The protesters used low-tech gear and street smarts to defeat China's many efforts to disrupt the protests. Here's how they did it.
Protests have been raging in Hong Kong over a new extradition law.

Telegram suffered a huge cyberattack during the Hong Kong protests, and it’s blaming China

Telegram's founder, Pavel Durov, said the majority of the attacking IPs were based in China, and he pointed to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

The CEO of messaging app Telegram is claiming that Apple has been blocking updates to the app since April

The CEO of the messaging app Telegram is saying Apple has been blocking updates to the app since April, around the time Telegram was banned in Russia. Now, certain Telegram features have stopped working.
Vladimir Putin.

Russia puts Facebook on alert after ruthlessly banning Telegram

Facebook could be banned in Russia unless it cooperates with Kremlin database demands.
Telegram founder Pavel Durov.

People are using the messaging app Telegram to share pirated movies and stolen Netflix and Spotify accounts

The Outline explored some of the Telegram channels created for sharing pirated content, and, in some instances, even managed to obtain stolen streaming logins.
Mohammed Kamal Hussain.

An ISIS recruiter who tried to radicalise strangers over Facebook is in prison after someone sent screenshots to police

Mohammed Kamal Hussain sent a message to someone hoping they would become a jihadist. They told the authorities instead.
Men pose with smartphones in front of a screen showing the Telegram logo in this picture illustration

Telegram is reportedly holding a 2nd pre-ICO sale but some crypto investors aren’t touching it with a 10-foot pole

Telegram could raise as much as $1.6 billion in its initial coin offering before even opening it up to the public.