SA radio station says WhatsApp out, Telegram in

The Russian instant messaging service wins favour with Algoa FM as its preferred way of communicating with its audience.

Message apps used to evade dark Web crackdown

Oct 26, 2017

A police crackdown on dark Web markets drives cyber criminals to use mobile messaging apps to locate anonymous new hideouts.

Telegram app agrees to register in Russia

Jun 29, 2017

Pavel Durov, founder of the Telegram messaging app, agrees for his firm to be registered in Russia after coming under pressure from authorities.

Russia says Telegram used to plot suicide bombing

The country's security service claims terrorists used the Telegram messaging app to carry out a deadly suicide bombing on Russian soil.

Opera brings messaging to browser

May 11, 2017

The Web browser will now integrate messaging apps Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram into its desktop version.

SA Florist improves efficiency with BrandChat

Apr 4, 2017

The online marketplace has enlisted the platform to improve productivity.

WhatsApp, Telegram patch flaws in messaging apps

Mar 16, 2017

The popular instant messaging applications are patched after security researchers showed they could seize control of user accounts.

WikiLeaks' CIA hacking dump shakes tech firms

Mar 9, 2017

Dozens of firms rush to contain the damage from possible security weak points following the anti-secrecy organisation's revelations.

WikiLeaks releases files on CIA cyber spying tools

Mar 8, 2017

The anti-secrecy group publishes thousands of pages of internal CIA discussions about hacking techniques used over several years.

Viber rolls-out secret messages

Feb 6, 2017

Viber has introduced a Snapchat-like feature that lets users send photos and videos that disappear once the recipient has viewed them.

Single platform for brands to talk to customers

Jan 31, 2017

The BrandChat app is a single platform for brands, and their agencies, to talk to customers in a highly personalised manner and across multiple messaging platforms.

Convenience and security: rating of the most secure popular messengers

May 11, 2016

Falcongaze has recognised Telegram as number one in the rating of the most secure popular messengers. [Local rep: Bitrate]