Fines imposed by Russian courts on Alphabet's Google and YouTube, Meta, TikTok, and Telegram appear to have been settled as the companies are no longer registered as debtors in the state bailiffs' database. (Bloomberg) News 

Telegram, along with Google, YouTube, and Meta, left in the dark over dropped fines in Russia

Telegram Messenger has expressed its confusion over the dropped fines imposed on it and other prominent technology companies in Russia. However, the company clarified that it lacks any assets, offices, or employees in the country. Fines imposed by Russian courts on Alphabet’s Google and YouTube, Metal, TikTok and Telegram appear to have been settled because the companies are no longer registered as debtors in a database of state bailiffs, online records showed this week. “Telegram has no assets, offices, employees or equipment in Russia,” a Telegram spokesperson told Reuters on…

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Voicemod's VMgram is a real-time voice modulator that can change your voice dynamically in calls on Telegram by leveraging AI. (Google Play Store) AI 

Introducing VMgram by Voicemod: An AI-driven voice modulator for Telegram; Discover this AI tool designed for streamers

The global adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) has influenced major tech companies to integrate this technology into their range of products. Popular apps such as Instagram and WhatsApp have already reaped the benefits of AI, incorporating innovative features. Telegram has also been actively enhancing its user experience by introducing various features in recent months. Now, Telegram is set to receive an AI upgrade with the launch of VMgram, the “Ultimate Voicemod Telegram Mod” for Android smartphones. Learn more about VMgram and its capabilities. VMgram on Telegram For the uninitiated, Telegram…

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To simplify channel discovery, users now have access to a list of similar public channels upon joining a channel. News 

11 New Features to Make Telegram Messaging Even Better!

The encrypted messaging platform Telegram has released 11 new features that will enrich the communications of its more than 800 million monthly active users. To simplify channel discovery, users now have access to a list of similar public channels when joining a channel. This feature is driven by automatic selection based on subscriber base similarities, making it easier for users to find content that matches their interests, the company said in an update. Users can also access similar channels from the channel profile. “Users now have the power to expand…

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Know how Telegram features enable users to repost stories on the platform. (Bloomberg) News 

Experience the Magic of Telegram: Repost Stories and Record Video Messages!

In July, Telegram introduced a feature similar to Instagram stories. Now, the platform is enhancing the stories feature to increase user engagement with friends and family. Users can now report stories on their feed and react to them with video messages. Telegram has been continuously adding new features to stories, making it more user-friendly. Learn more about these Telegram features here. Telegram’s new features According to a report from 9To5Google, Telegram has introduced new tools to the stories feature, one of which is to post stories about what their friends…

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Seller scams involve deceiving victims, termed as Mammoths, into purchasing nonexistent items. Gadgets 

Beware! Hackers Lurking on Telegram – Watch Out For This Phishing Trick!

If you use Telegram, this may be an important alert for you, as scammers and hackers are using a malicious Telegram bot called “Telekopye” to run large-scale phishing scams, according to a recent report. According to ESETResearch security researcher Radek Jizba, Telekopye is an advanced tool that allows criminals to create convincing phishing websites, emails, text messages and more. A group of hackers operating under the guise of a legitimate company known as Neandertals employ Telekopye in a structured framework. They recruit members through underground forums who then access specific…

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The details of your IP address on Telegram have been inadvertently leaked when you make voice calls through the messaging app. News 

Researchers Warn of Telegram App Exposing Users’ IP Addresses to Contacts

A cyber security researcher has shown that it is very easy to access the IP address of any account on the encrypted messaging app Telegram using a simple tool. Denis Simonov, also known as n0a, recently highlighted the problem and wrote a simple tool to exploit it. TechCrunch confirmed its discovery by adding him to the contacts of a newly created Telegram account. Simonov then called the account and soon revealed the IP address of the computer where the experiment was being conducted. Telegram has allegedly been leaking the IP…

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Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajiv Chandrasekhar said if social media intermediaries do not act swiftly, their safe harbour under section 79 of the IT Act would be withdrawn, implying that the platforms can be directly prosecuted under the applicable laws and rules even though the content may have not been uploaded by them. (REUTERS) News 

X, YouTube, Telegram Ordered to Remove Child Sexual Abuse Content by Government

The government of India has officially notified three major social media platforms, X (previously known as Twitter), YouTube, and Telegram, to immediately remove any child sexual abuse material discovered on their platforms within the country. Rajiv Chandrasekhar, the Minister of State for Electronics and IT, has issued a strong caution, indicating that if these social media intermediaries do not act swiftly, they may lose the protection granted to them under section 79 of the IT Act. This caution suggests that these platforms could potentially be directly prosecuted under relevant laws…

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Telegram has added new features to its app, including reaction stickers, custom music for Stories, and a better View Once feature. News 

Telegram Introduces Innovative Updates: Channel Stories, Sticker Reactions, and More

Telegram, the popular messaging app, has released a bunch of new features to make the platform more engaging. The company is expanding its Stories feature, which was introduced earlier this year to premium users and then to everyone in August. Now you can add reaction stickers and your own music to your stickers, and there’s a new View Once feature that lets you send photos and videos that disappear after viewing. Here’s everything new in Telegram. Stories for channels Telegram users can “enable” their favorite channels to post stories by…

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Introduced by National e-Governance Division, ‘Bhashini Jugalbandi’ allows users to ask questions in 10 Indian as well as eight foreign languages, and get real-time replies in text or voice format on messaging platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram News 

G20 Summit: Bhashini’s AI-Powered Technology Enables Conversations in 8 Different Languages and Beyond

The National e-Governance Division has introduced ‘Bhashini Jugalbandi’ to facilitate multilingual discussions for the upcoming G20 Leaders’ Summit on September 9-10. When delegates from around the world visit New Delhi for the event, the innovative AI chatbot also supports all G20 languages. including German, Spanish, Mandarin and French. This state-of-the-art technology allows users to ask questions in any Indian language and get real-time answers in text or audio format. The chatbot works seamlessly with popular messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and Telegram, and acts as a bridge for communication in…

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Fake Signal messaging app is a concern as millions trust the messaging app for its secure tech and help them avoid issues with law. News 

Beware of Impostor Messaging Apps: Potential for Financial Loss High

Signal and Telegram are the secure messaging apps on the market, trusted by millions to communicate without the risk of being tracked. But people probably find it disturbing that these two apps have fake versions in public. According to reports, apps called Signal Plus Messenger and FlyGram have nothing to do with their names and actually act as spyware that can steal your banking information, which can help bad actors steal money from your account. The app has been found on the Play Store, even Samsung’s Galaxy Store, and other…

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It follows the July rollout of the Facebook Messenger-like feature for premium subscribers. News 

Non-paying Telegram Users Can Now Access Stories Feature

Today, Telegram has made its Stories feature available to all users, after initially releasing it to Premium users last month. Similar to Facebook Messenger’s Stories, these stories are displayed as expandable bubbles above your ongoing conversation. However, Telegram’s version offers more customization options, allowing users to have precise control over who can view their uploaded posts and the duration for which they are visible. In a recent blog post, the company expressed that this update will enable users to get a glimpse into the exciting moments of others’ lives, rather…

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Iraq government lifted up the week-long suspension from Telegram. (Bloomberg) News 

Telegram App Resumes Use in Iraq

After facing backlash from pro-Iran factions, the Iraqi government decided to lift the week-long ban on the Telegram messaging app, citing “national security” concerns. By Sunday morning, the app was available again without a virtual private network (VPN), AFP reporters in Baghdad said. On Saturday evening, the Iraqi Ministry of Communications had announced “the lifting of the freeze on Telegram from tomorrow, Sunday”. Telegram is very popular in Iraq, and is especially used as a propaganda platform for groups associated with armed groups and pro-Iranian political parties. A coalition of…

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Iraq's telecoms ministry said it will lift a ban on the Telegram messaging app on Sunday, which was imposed earlier this week, citing security concerns and data leaks of official state institutions and citizens. News 

Iraq to Allow Telegram App After Meeting Security Requirements: Report

Iraq’s Ministry of Telecommunications announced on Sunday that it would lift a ban on the Telegram messaging app, which was imposed earlier this week over security concerns and data leaks from official government institutions and citizens. The application is widely used in Iraq for sending messages, but also as a source of news and content sharing. Some channels contain large amounts of personal information, including names, addresses and family ties of Iraqis. The ministry said in a statement that the decision to lift the ban came after “the company that…

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Telegram launches new stories feature, but it is for Its premium users. (Bloomberg) News 

Discover the new Telegram Stories: Is it the right fit for you?

Telegram users have reason to celebrate as the widely-used messaging app introduces an exciting addition known as “Stories,” reminiscent of the features found on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and WhatsApp. This innovative feature enables users to share enjoyable images and videos with their friends. However, there is a catch: exclusive access to this feature is reserved for premium subscribers. What do you think about Telegram stories? Telegram stories appear in a neat bar at the top of the screen, just like Instagram, but they don’t take up too much space. Note…

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Telegram, the popular messaging app, on Friday announced that its new Story feature is rolling out. Here are all the details. News 

Telegram Launches Story Feature For Select Users – Get the Details Here

Telegram, the encrypted messaging platform, has introduced a new Story feature on its platform. This latest addition will enable premium users to share stories with their desired audience, including non-premium users. The Story feature is now available in the latest version of Telegram for Android, iOS and Desktop. The new feature will appear at the top of the screen, above the global chat search. It allows users to share images, videos, and text that disappear after 6, 12, 24, or 48 hours, or can be set to remain permanently on…

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You can display them forever or make them disappear at various times up to 48 hours. News 

Premium Subscribers Gain Access to Telegram Stories Feature

Telegram has introduced its highly anticipated Stories feature, but currently, it is exclusively accessible to Premium users, according to a statement made by the company on Twitter. CEO Pavel Durov had previously disclosed this forthcoming feature, which provides users with greater control compared to Stories on other applications. It allows individuals to choose the audience who can view their stories and determine their duration before they vanish. Several Twitter users have also confirmed witnessing the arrival of this new feature. Similar to the same feature in Facebook Messenger, Telegram stories…

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Google Calendar Update Offers Time-Saving Benefits

Google Calendar is about to undergo a significant upgrade that will transform the way events are shared, resulting in time savings. The latest advancement indicates that the Google Calendar app will soon enable users to directly share event links, simplifying the process of inviting people to meetings. A Twitter user named AssembleDebug (credited to Android Police) discovered this exciting new feature, demonstrating how a share button within the Calendar app can efficiently invite multiple participants without the hassle of manually entering their email addresses. Streamlines event calls Once the app…

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A 43-year-old doctor from Visar has lost a whopping Rs 1 crore in a movie rating reviews scam. Here's how it happened. News 

Doctor Duped Of Rs 1 Crore In Telegram Film Rating Fraud

Online scams are increasingly prevalent in today’s society, manifesting in various ways such as call forwarding scams and job scams on messaging platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram. A recent case involved a 43-year-old doctor residing in Visar who fell victim to a movie rating reviews scam, resulting in a staggering loss of Rs 1 crore. According to The Times of India, scammers contacted Visar’s doctor on Telegram on the pretext of offering money to review movies online. The message was sent by a user named “Hafiza@094”. According to the report,…

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Users can choose to display them forever or make them disappear within 6, 12, 24 or 48 hours. News 

Telegram to Introduce Timed Story Expiry Feature in April

Pavel Durov has announced on his Telegram channel that the messaging service will introduce its own version of Stories next month. Despite initial reluctance due to the feature’s ubiquity, the company has responded to user demand and developed a highly customizable version. The messaging service’s Stories feature looks just like Messenger, as they appear as expandable bubbles at the top of the conversation list. Users can determine who can see their messages and make them publicly viewable, only to their contacts (with exceptions), only to a select few contacts, or…

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The private messaging app will show the Stories on your profile image with an active ring just like other social media apps. News 

Telegram to Introduce Instagram-Style Stories Feature in the Coming Month

The CEO of Telegram, Pavel Durov, has announced the upcoming release of a ‘Stories’ feature, which is expected to be launched in early July. “For years, our users have been asking us to implement Stories in Telegram. More than half of all feature requests we receive are related to stories,” Durov wrote on his Telegram channel. Users can choose who sees their stories very specifically – everyone, just their contacts (with some exceptions), a select few contacts, or a list of close friends. Users can also hide stories posted by…

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