"We're mostly concerned that if those criminals understand that no one can find them behind [their] mask, they'll ramp up the violence against protesters tenfold," an activist told Newsweek.
Swedish police will soon be able to secretly install spyware to read encrypted messages on the computers and telephones of crime suspects. The results will be keenly watched in Washington and beyond.
The lack of regulation for private channels attracts terrorist groups, who use Telegram to message recruits, spread propaganda, fundraise and orchestrate violent attacks, according to the Counter Extremism Project.
The Hong Kong edition of the China Daily newspaper said it had uncovered the plot via a post on the Telegram encrypted messaging app, prompting online ridicule.
"We are still investigating this case for legitimacy and relevancy. After refusing to cooperate and continuing with this extortion, this individual has begun distributing the data," Binance said.
The emoji was reportedly approved by a Telegram employee by mistake.
The 14-year-old tried to convince her older sister by showing off a collar around her neck bearing her furry name "Bella" on the outside, and inside an inscription read: "Property of Angelo."
A collective of 20 investors complained to local police in Vietnam's Phú Nhuận District.
Jihadists are urging their followers to engage in "cyber jihad" for the holy month of Ramadan.
Iranian officials have called for users to leave the encrypted messenger and move to a homemade alternative, complete with "death to America" and "Let's pray" stickers.
The app must share encryption keys to read users' messages or face a nationwide ban, Russian authorities said.
Russia's Federal Security Service claimed the chat application is used by terrorists.
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says it's the Islamic Republic's duty to protect citizens from social media companies stealing their data.
More than a dozen companies involved with cryptocurrencies are under investigation.
The Islamic State group released its first ever official comments on President Donald Trump, referring to him as an "idiot who does not know what Syria or Iraq or Islam is."
The popular messaging apps have closed the hole that left users' accounts open to being taken over by hackers.
WhatsApp introduces end-to-end encryption to protect users from hackers and "oppressive regimes."