Well, here’s something bad that’s happening right now in regards to apps with encrypted messages. It seems like these apps just can’t take a break at all. However, it’s also important to note that when there’s such a thing as a “Protected Service” it’s bound to have malicious actors who use it for nefarious ends. Enough buildup, let’s talk about Telegram and piracy.
The popular Instant Messaging app has actually become a gathering place for sharing pirated movies and shows, in addition to stolen login credentials for services like Netflix and Spotify. All of this is thanks to the efforts done by The Outline, who investigated the issue.
See, there are a lot of groups and channels created for the sole purpose of sharing pirated content. It’s an “Easy” way to get it too, considering all the pirates have to do is upload it to Telegram’s Cloud Servers and leave it as an accessible download for everyone interested.
The main reason why pirates love Telegram overall is the fact that it’s a platform that allows anonymity. Not to mention that the site doesn’t really do anything to punish those malicious actors, so it’s pretty much a win/win for them.
A Telegram Spokesperson told The Outline that they are looking for improvements to their moderation system. However, it seems like that’s an effort which is going nowhere considering the vagueness of the statement in general.
I get it, people are very concerned about their data privacy. However, when you have a channel that offers said security, there will always be someone nefarious wanting to benefit from it. This once again sparks the debate between Privacy Vs. Security.
Considering that the police has been proven to have access to iPhone devices. We are seeing a rather concerning number of incidents where people question whether or not privacy should be a primary concern.