On Instagram, ISIS Supporters Discuss Security Of Encrypted App Telegram; Australian National Says His Use Of It Led To His Arrest

December 23, 2016

On December 9, 2016, several users on Instagram discussed the security of the encrypted messaging app Telegram. One user, who in the discussion identified herself as a woman, asked: “Thinking of opening a telegram account. Is it worth the risk?” Some replied that Telegram was unsafe, as was Instagram. A user in Australia claimed that he was being spied on by ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organization) via Telegram.

The following report highlights the main points of the discussion.

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