In a post on Telegram channel, the Telegram founder Parel Durov is urging people to delete WhatsApp unless they are okay with surveillance & spying on WhatsApp.
Durov while addressing 335,00 followers on his Telegram channel said, “Unless you are cool with all of your photos and messages becoming public one day, you should delete WhatsApp from your phone.”
The Telegram founder further said, “Facebook has been part of surveillance programs long before it acquired WhatsApp. It is naive to think the company would change its policies after the acquisition, which has been made even more obvious by the WhatsApp founder’s admission regarding the sale of WhatsApp to Facebook: ‘I sold my users’ privacy’.”
WhatsApp has 1.6 billion users globally while Telegram has 200 million users worldwide.
Telegram has not been a target of breaches and hacks primarily due to its size. Thus, it has not come as a shock when Telegram’s founder has used the security breaches and flaws in WhatsApp to go after it.
There was recently a security vulnerability discovered in WhatsApp as it gives hackers a cyber-attack vector.
Gbhackers.com reported, “The vulnerability is classified as ‘Critical’ severity that affected an unknown code block of the component MP4 File Handler in WhatsApp.”