On the night of January 17-18, it became known that the American Coalition for a Safe Web, chaired by Mark Ginsberg, the former US ambassador to Morocco, filed a lawsuit against Apple. The subject of the lawsuit was the requirement to remove Telegram from the App Store due to the lack of moderation and the use of the messenger by extremists and opponents of the political regime in the United States. Cupertino did not comment in any way on the possibility of removing Telegram and stopping its work on iOS. However, Pavel Durov immediately made it clear that his messenger is literally unsinkable.
According to Pavel Durov, the work of Telegram cannot be impeded due to the developed cloud infrastructure. Therefore, even Amazon could not block it, because the messenger has long ceased to work on the basis of its servers. The reason for this response was the comment of one of the participants in the public chat with Durov, where he communicates with his audience, answering questions and discussing plans for the development of Telegram. She put forward the assumption that limiting the work of the messenger largely depends on Amazon, and not on anyone else, but the entrepreneur rejected it.
Is it possible to block Telegram
Despite the fact that Durov commented on the possibility of blocking, and not deleting Telegram from the App Store by court order, this is very important information for understanding how the messenger will function further if war is declared on it. The entrepreneur has already said that right now the developers are working on creating a web version of Telegram that can work in a browser without using mobile clients as such. Obviously, initially it was decided to create it specifically for Safari, but it is unlikely that Durov and his team will fix obstacles to the launch of Telegram in Chrome on Android.
How to use Telegram without an app
By and large, the application is just a messenger shell, because its web version has existed for a long time on desktop platforms. Through it, you can both conduct secure correspondence, and make audio calls and conduct video conferencing. Therefore, you should not worry about the safety of your chats and personal anonymity. Another thing is that, in general, applications are much more convenient to use than websites. But Durov and in this regard, most likely, has a preparation. I think he, like you, knows about the existence of progressive web applications (PWA), and therefore will clearly give the developers the command to adapt Telegram to work in the PWA format.
We have already analyzed why Pavel Durov was so scared, and the point here is clearly not only and not so much in the fear of persecution for the popularity of Telegram among political extremists. The reason why the developers of the messenger decided that it needed the ability to distribute not only through the App Store was Durov’s plans to monetize his product… But since sales of stickers alone and additional business functions are unlikely to extend the service, it is obvious that it had plans to integrate more essential goods into Telegram. But they would hardly have passed by Apple and would have to pay a commission from them, which Durov really does not want.
Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.
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