Developed by the founder of “Vkontakte” Pavel Durov messenger Telegram was blocked in several major cities of China because of cyber attacks on the servers of companies located in the Asia-Pacific region.
According to the source, the version of messenger for personal computers was unavailable to users in Beijing, Shenzhen, and in the cities of the provinces of Heilongjiang, Yunnan and Inner Mongolia.
In the official Chinese press Telegram has been named among the programs used by the imprisoned Chinese human rights activists. In particular, the newspaper “Zhenmin daily” wrote that the service was accused of helping Chinese lawyers for human rights who have used the app for organizing “attacks on the Communist party and the government”. It is reported that the lawyers used the messenger because the “Secret Chat” feature that automatically deletes messages after sending.
Founder and CEO Pavel Durov has not yet answered the question of whether China’s mobile app and is it available in the app stores. Twitter no statements on the topic Telegram in China Durov did not.
Telegram is a messenger similar to WhatsApp, but better in every single way”. To access the program also does not require login and password — the account tied to the SIM card. The client keeps a history of messages in a secure cloud, you can download pictures from the Internet and transfer the chats any files up to 1.5 GB.
Version Telegram for iPhone was available for download in the App Store in August 2013, and a version for Android was released on Google Play in September of last year.