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Telegram Isn’t As Private As You Think

Telegram Isn't As Private As You Think

Telegram advertises itself as a private messaging app, and has attracted over 800 million users. But Telegram is one of the last apps I’d recommend if you’re looking for private communication.

In this video we explain how encryption actually works on Telegram: how it’s not possible to end-to-end encrypt group chats, and how direct messages are not private by default. There are also some red flags about their encryption protocol, and how they present their overall privacy to the broader public.

00:00 Intro
00:47 Group Chats
01:38 One to One Messages
04:25 Encryption
05:54 Who Gets Access to Your Data
08:27 Conclusion

Group chats on Telegram are wildly popular. But just remember that those messages are all able to be read by Telegram, as well as anyone else who is able to get access. I don’t want anyone being misled about the privacy on the platform due to impressive marketing campaigns.

Best Messaging Apps:
YT: https://youtu.be/rTPBqWzjuyo?si=j9-umhbiTqRrB9Qm
LBRY: https://open.lbry.com/@NaomiBrockwell:4/MOST-Private-Messaging-Apps:3?r=GUK6PrynXgHhu1LzZDT5WDeFDtJLbvUv

Worst Messaging Apps:
YT: https://youtu.be/47_3_vaUSIU?si=qrmrTyrZhJQ7wv0o
LBRY: https://open.lbry.com/@NaomiBrockwell:4/Worst-messaging-apps-for-privacy:ar=GUK6PrynXgHhu1LzZDT5WDeFDtJLbvUv

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Recommended Books:

Beginner’s Introduction To Privacy – Naomi Brockwell
https://amzn.to/3WDSfku

Permanent Record – Edward Snowden
https://amzn.to/305negc

What has the government done to our money – Rothbard
https://amzn.to/2KMzmcu

Extreme Privacy – Michael Bazzel (The best privacy book I’ve ever read)
https://amzn.to/3BLZ1gq

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald
https://amzn.to/2UQmJ4m

Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser! https://brave.com/nao076

USB-C to ethernet adapter:
https://amzn.to/2lOVBoy

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)
https://amzn.to/3DjIvCP

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)
https://amzn.to/2SVh0J2

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)
https://amzn.to/3F816Sn

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)
Samsung note 10 – https://amzn.to/3wNtYwb
iPhone XR – https://amzn.to/3Q8Sq4S
Pixel 6a – https://amzn.to/3i9dnQz

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)
https://amzn.to/3Z1N8Mz

Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!!