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Telegram builds a direct hotline for authorities, so they can pull down illegal content quickly

After two weeks of being partially blocked in Indonesia, Telegram has finally managed to appease the government and get the ban lifted.  It’s agreed to build a direct hotline through which authorities can quickly instruct Telegram’s team to pull down terrorist-related content.  It’s also hired a local team of moderators to comb through public channels,…

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Self-destructing photos and videos have now come to Telegram

Telegram is the latest app to join the many messengers that have mimicked Snapchat’s disappearing message feature. On Sunday, Telegram started offering disappearing photos and videos in one-to-one chats. SEE ALSO: Indonesia blocks Telegram, fearing terror groups using it to pass encrypted messages The messaging app built its name by being one of the first…

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Messaging app Telegram faces heat from Russian authorities over role in terrorism

(Reuters) — Russia’s FSB security service said on Monday that the Telegram messaging app had been used by terrorists to plot atrocities on Russian soil, increasing pressure on the service days after the authorities accused it of violating Russian legislation. Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor said on Friday it would block Telegram unless it handed over…

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5 bots to try this week: Azkarbot, HoverPin, Ice Cream, Statistics Bot, and Kweri

Here are the five most popular bots this past week, as they appear on Botlist:  Azkarbot, HoverPin, Ice Cream, Statistics Bot, and Kweri. Give them a try and let us know  what you think. 5. Kweri Kweri asks you questions of brilliance and stupidity. Provide correct answers to win. Type ‘Y’ for yes and ‘N’ for…

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Telegram Messenger gets bot payments and video messages

Telegram Messenger today announced a series of new features, most notably the ability to make orders and purchases through a bot, and share one-minute long video messages. “Currently, most of the payments are handled by Stripe, but Telegram Bot Payments are a platform for payment providers all over the world,” read a Telegram blog post…

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Bing now serves up bots from Facebook Messenger, Slack, and other chat apps

Thousands of Facebook Messenger, Slack, Skype, Kik, and Telegram bots can now be found by searching Bing.com, a source familiar with the matter has informed VentureBeat. Bots in dozens of categories, including travel, entertainment, sports, and news, can be surfaced by entering a phrase like “travel bots” or “entertainment bots” into the search box on…