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Telegram App Data Leak is Allowing China to Identify Pro-Democracy Activists

The Infinite Brief
A dangerous new technical issue has arisen within messaging app Telegram’s group messaging, which could be leaking phone numbers.

Protesters claim this has already enabled government agencies to identify and target individuals.

This particular issue doesn’t open private message content—these are public groups. But it demonstrates what can happen when the authorities can compromise the privacy within secure platforms.

The vulnerability exploits public access groups, where users in the group have selected to keep their phone number private.

Curated from Forbes

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