After making some tweaks to improve my online privacy I've been waffling over whether or not to use Telegram. I've never been too keen on software which collects metadata, or, as Edward Snowden calls them, “activity records”, about their users. My hang-up was
the controversy and
theoretical weakness in
MTProto, Telegram's encryption protocol. But that all changed the moment
Russia banned Telegram, reportedly disrupting their national banking system in the process.
Privacy is not for sale, and human rights should not be compromised out of fear or greed.Pavel Durov
Now that's what I call integrity.