Added an article on why telegram sucks and a tutorial on creating eepsites
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1 # Telegram sucks
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3 Telegram sucks, I don't know why people think it is more secure than
4 other applications. Like [whatsapp](whatsapp) at least bothers on
5 encrypthing the messages (we don't konw if it is backdoored or
6 not. but well at least it is)
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8 # The client
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10 In telegram, messages are not end-to-end encrypted so the russians who
11 operate it can read them.
12
13 >\>inb4 you can use secret chats in telegram which are encrypted.
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15 Yes. Those secrets chats are enabled by default and supported fnord in
16 telegram-desktop.
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18 For some reason I don't understand, telegram-desktop depends in a
19 wayland library (even though i'm using X)
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21 Then, you can use `telegram-cli` which is the most confusing thing
22 i've seen in a lot of time but it supports the secret chat thing
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24 # The server
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26 I don't know man. It is proprietary.
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28 # The data it asks for
29
30 * Phone Number
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32 Like, why? XMPP (for example), minimally, asks for a JID and that's
33 it. That's how other users will find you
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35
36 # Further readings
37
38 [Signal sucks](signal)