Security update will hide phone numbers of users who participate in group
What is the update for?
The update is aimed at activists around the world. Protesters in Hong Kong use the next meeting venue app, and they share access codes for buildings where shelter can be found.
After the protests began, Pavel Durov announced thatthat the Telegram network was subjected to a DDoS attack; Most of the participating IPs were from China. Power structures joined group chats and received personal information about their owner using the activist’s phone number.
Now the application will have a shutdown functionSync account name and phone number. Due to the new system, it will be more difficult for protesters to find each other in the application, but it will also allow them to avoid detection by special services.