The messaging platform war has begun. Just a few hours ago, a WIRED investigation and the accusations of WhatsApp’s CEO, who claimed that Telegram is not as private as it claims, went viral. So, we already have a response from the application’s official spokesperson, Remi Vaughn, who has reached out to GSMArena to explain why these claims are false.
The Telegram spokesperson has reacted not only to WIRED’s article “The Kremlin Has Entered the Chat,” but also to WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart’s accusations of espionage and lack of privacy. Following that, we will explain Telegram’s allegations in order to refute these allegations.
WhatsApp lies: Telegram responds by highlighting the flaws in the investigation that claims it is unsafe.
With an article titled “9 Wired Errors Chose to Make” (“9 Mistakes WIRED Chose To Make”), Telegram has responded by listing each of the errors found in the medium’s investigation. However, there is no doubt that the highlight has been their denial of the lack of privacy in their chats that WhatsApp accused them of. Remember that, according to WhatsApp’s CEO, Telegram is not end-to-end encrypted, and its protocol lacks independent verification.
Telegram’s spokesperson responded by claiming that its MTProto 2.0 protocol is transparent and legal. Because an independent team from the University of Udine in Italy confirmed the validity of this encryption system. The study is open to the public and can be found on the arXiv website (a public repository of scientific research).
In addition, he denied the existence of an alleged API that tracks users. To do so, they stated that they would need to activate the option that allows their location to be visible to the public, which only 0.01% of their users have done. We’ve included the Telegram article (which will be expanded as more errors are discovered during the investigation) below so you can go over each one in detail. the arguments used by the app to defend itself against messaging.