what the fuck
switch to telegram and get flashed with full frontal nudity
Assistant Telegram CEO
Assistant *to the* CEO
@trwnh this might be straight up illegal to put in a job description lmao
@melissasage i need someone with a "high iq" to schedule my trips for me
@trwnh he has a thing about hiring people who win chess competitions, apparently, which explains why they roll their own crypto
@trwnh If I were that bear, I wouldn't be covering my eyes.
@Dee whatever it is i'm feeling more like the teddy bear
@Dee i mean more that i am traumatized and offput by telegram
thread is cursed, not a shitpost, a genuine product of capitalism that is severely cursed
@trwnh what the everloving fuck
@hypolite yeahhh i just get the image of "use telegram if you are a criminal trying to evade capture"
@BalooUriza @hamishcampbell @trwnh Telegram was initially more secure than WhatsApp because it featured an 'encrypted chat' function that'd supposedly hide your conversation even from Telegram. Sadly the encryption both optional and is entirely homebrew and not really peer reviewed, AFAIK. That makes it suspicious.
WhatsApp later added mandatory encryption with help from Signal, making their chat more secure than Telegram's by default.
I strongly suspect they're basically using PGP as a usage model given the optional nature of the end-to-end encryption (which explains why it doesn't work with groups). Why it only works on mobile and not on the desktop versions completely escapes me.
This StackOverflow post sums up the issue with resources to read about the mess, if you're interested: https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/49782/is-telegram-secure#49802
@trwnh Their protocol does tend to make people respond that way...
that was accurate and impressive
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