The Telegram developers have announced the release of updated versions of messenger, received a number of useful functions. This was reported in the blog Telegram.
The main innovation of this version was the feature that allows users to hide their phone number even for those interlocutors who already have this number in the phone book. Apparently, this increased privacy associated with the widely used method deanonimizatsii of messenger users, when you create a large contact list of thousands of records and then checks the list of participants in group chats, the magazine writes “Code Durov”. This method was used by the police during the recent protests in Hong Kong.
“We believe that everyone has the right to Express their opinions and communicate with each other privately. To protect this right, we are expanding the Arsenal of privacy settings”, – stated in the message Telegram
The upgraded app now has ability to delay sending messages in private chats, groups, channels, and favorites, where pending messages can be a reminder of something important. To use this feature, you must hold down the button and select “Send later”. After that, the user can set the time the message is sent.
Recall, the Telegram messenger has been blocked in Russia by a court decision in April 2018, but since then, Roskomnadzor has not achieved much success in blocking services – the Telegram still works the vast majority of users. At the end of March this year it was reported that Roskomnadzor found a performer to create a more effective system of blocking of sites and services, including Telegram, using the technology of deep packet inspection (DPI). In August it became known that the developers of the messenger began testing new and more effective methods of bypass of locks.
The essence of the new technology is that it allows the messenger to mask the traffic under normal TLS that significantly complicate the ability to block data transfer when using Telegram. Probably, the introduction of this method to bypass the lock will allow Telegram to circumvent the future system of dealing with unwanted traffic.