Telegram Piracy: Police Target 545 Channels & Eight Suspected Admins * TorrentFreak
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Italy has carried out an operation against piracy channels on Telegram. Eight administrators are suspected of copyright infringement offenses.

For messaging, I recommend Matrix.

For sailing on the high seas, I think I2P is good.

how do I use I2P ? I could never figure out how it works and it was so slow the last time I tried that I just gave up :(, I want to try it again

Download the exe and run it. If you are on linux, dowload the jar file and install java if you haven’t done so yet, and run it with java -jar path-to-jar.jar You then have to configure your browser to use a proxy: https://geti2p.net/en/about/browser-config

cool, Thanks!

Telegram has never been a secure option as you’re granting the keys to your data to third party to the intended recipients. Your data is basically leaked by default to Telegram’s admins.

I would recommend Signal to replace SMS/MMS and Matrix for IRC/Discord/Telegram.

https://github.com/dessalines/essays/blob/master/why_not_signal.md

I’d also add Jami to the recommended list, even though it is a bit buggy.

Nobody uses Jami, XMPP and Matrix are whole lot better. IRC has a massive userbade.

Matrix and IRC can exist at the same time tho.

Telegram is a public forum first, messenger second. Signal is just a 1-1 messenger (with group function as extra) and not a public forum. I can equate Whatsapp to Twitter, by this logic. People use this BS logic everytime for some reason.

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they should go after the pedos and leave pirates alone

please stop pirating using telegram, it’s a messaging service (with some elements of social media), not your cdn

this shit is run almost for free, from the money durov saved on his school lunches, using it as a cdn will break a good service for everyone, including the vast majority of people who just use it because it’s a good messaging service

Actually it’s certainly not run from money saved by him

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why not

point is, whatever the source of their money is, it looks like it’s not very renewable at the moment, so the last thing ppl should be doing it exploiting it with stupid applications of it

It is telegams decision. They act as CDN.

how? just because something has the capability to be used in a certain way, doesn’t mean you should abuse it

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You aware if they wanted to stop piracy they would just limit its functionalities right? They know better about their app than anyone here. In any case, that is just another reason why e2e should be default on Telegram.

You aware if they wanted to stop piracy they would just limit its functionalities right?

limiting functionality to curb piracy would also limit that functionality for regular people, who want to use it for legitimate purposes, which is why i’m asking ppl to please not use telegram for piracy

😴😴😴😴

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Anything that becomes mainstream is gonna be destroyed by the censors. In India Telegram’s existence would be in jeopardy if they don’t follow the stringent rules here.

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@Owell1984 @orwell1984@lemmy.ml Doesn’t the ability to access the service via a rotaing proxy negate that?

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No actually, once you register with an Indian number, no matter what server you access it from, it won’t let you access material which are banned in India.

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@Owell1984 did you see that you no longer need a phone number to create an account?

Orwell
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Yes, actually you do have to pay for it. Also, to answer your other questions, no, we can’t register with a VOiP number like Google Voice or TextNow.

Different rules and regulations and lesser freedoms

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@Owell1984 Can you register with a VOiP number like Google Voice or TextNow?

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@Owell1984 Sad panda

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sorry, I didn’t see this for a while haha yes Ig

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