Even if an app allows encrypted communication, there are often still ways to find out about the people using it. Bearing that in mind, a researcher has found that just about anyone can snoop on the activity of Telegram users, and potentially figure out who they are talking to, by using a third party piece of software.
Ola Flisbäck, a consultant at Sony Mobile Communications, posted the findings to Github on Saturday. To uncover the flaws, Flisbäck used a third party, command line interface (CLI) client for Telegram.
I Con the Record [Interesting and very deliberate typo for “IC on the Record” Bob] released two statements to mark the end of the Section 215 phone dragnet (which will take place at midnight tomorrow night): a statement and a “fact” sheet. They’re a curious mix of true statements, false statements, and probably false statements.
Here’s the true statement that USAF boosters aren’t retweeting (but which Jim Comey recently mentioned in congressional testimony):
Moreover, the overall volume of call detail records subject to query pursuant to court order is greater under USA FREEDOM Act.