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Telegram founder claims China hacked the app to disrupt Hong Kong protesters

The Next Web Thursday, 13 June 2019 ()
Telegram founder claims China hacked the app to disrupt Hong Kong protestersAs Hong Kong battles against the proposed extradition bill that would China more power over the autonomous territory, protesters in the city are said to have experienced an outage of Telegram‘s encrypted messaging service yesterday – and Beijing may have had something to do with it. Demonstrators in Hong Kong have been using messaging platforms like Telegram to organize themselves, alert each other about activities on the ground, as well as information on where to find resources like gas masks and drinking water. Yesterday, the service went down after it was affected by a ‘powerful’ DDoS attack for roughly an…

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