Pavel Durov

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Facebook blamed network configuration glitches for immobilising a suite of apps and driving some of its 2.7 billion daily users to the competition

Snapchat use surged more than 20 per cent after Facebook’s services went down for six hours on Monday, the biggest winner among rival apps during the (...)

When Facebook bought the WhatsApp messaging service in 2014, it pledged not to share user data with its other companies.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Are you still using WhatsApp? You might have noticed a steady stream of friends and family ditching the Facebook-owned messenger in recent weeks. The(...)

A protest rally in Moscow against a court decision to block the Telegram messenger service because it violated Russian regulations, on Monday. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

With less than a week to go until Vladimir Putin is sworn in for a fourth term as Russia’s leader, the Kremlin wants to avoid a repeat of the massive (...)

Telegram allows users to exchange messages, photos and videos in groups of up to 5,000 people and has more than  200 million followers.  Photograph: EPA

A court in Moscow issued a ban on Telegram on Friday after the online messaging service refused to hand Russian secret services access to its users’ e(...)

Living Offset is creating 175 million Loff tokens, 65 per cent of which will be available to the public.

A Dublin start-up is hoping to become one of the first Irish companies to raise funds through an initial coin offering (ICO), as it looks to capitalis(...)

Pavel Durov, CEO and co-founder of Telegram, has pledged to appeal the Moscow court ruling. Photograph: Steve Jennings/Getty Images

A court in Moscow fined Telegram Messenger 800,000 rubles (€11,866) on Monday for refusing to hand over the encryption keys to the popular mobile soci(...)

 February 2016:  a man holds up an iPhone displaying a “No Entry” image as part of a rally in front of an Apple store in New York in support of the company’s privacy policy. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

At first, the attack on a Christmas party in San Bernardino, California, in December 2015 seemed like a “conventional” mass shooting – a disgruntled (...)

An image taken from video shows Abdel Malik Petitjean and Adel Kermiche, the men behind the church attack in Normandy. Petitjean exhorted Muslims ‘brothers’ to ‘strike this country’. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Adel Kermiche and Abdel Malik Petitjean, the 19-year-olds who slit the throat of Fr Jacques Hamel (86) while he celebrated Mass last Tuesday, first co(...)

The Facebook effect: rival messenger app Telegram claims a surge of popularity in the wake of Facebook’s deal to buy WhatsApp. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

After Facebook announced last week that it would buying WhatsApp for $19 billion, a competing messaging application backed by Pavel Durov, crea(...)