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Telegram Android app adds controversial feature to store real-world ID documents

6 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

One of the scarier things you need to do to gain access to some apps - mostly financial ones - is to prove your identity by uploading a photo of official ID, like a driving license or passport. Most services say that the document will be deleted following verification, but it's a process that requires a large degree of trust in the company.
This is an issue Telegram sets out to address in a new update hitting the iOS and Android apps today...
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Telegram Passport shares your data with services requiring real-world ID

Telegram Passport shares your data with services requiring real-world ID

6 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Telegram might not be the world's most popular instant messaging app, but for a platform created less than five years ago by a company that doesn't own any ubiquitous social network, its growth to 200 million monthly active users a few months ago has been outright staggering.
A unique privacy policy and divisive approach to encryption have made the service famous , with a highly publicized ban instated in Russia back in April, and numerous accusations over the years of facilitating secret communication between terrorists around the world. But Telegram's controversial founder, ...
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