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    Telegram是一個在雨傘運動中廣被應用的即時通訊應用程式。在香港,Whatsapp是智能手機用家最常用的即時通訊應用程式,但Whatsapp的訊息並不設加密,而且不能在傳統電腦或多部裝置上安裝。市面時常傳出Whatsapp要向用戶收費的消息,程式的運作有時亦不穩定。

    在2013年推出的Telegram,由俄羅斯的Nikolai and Pavel Durov兩兄弟開發,兩人亦是俄羅斯最大社交網站VK的創辦人,以致力維護用戶通訊私隱見稱。Telegram可在智能裝置和傳統電腦上安裝,可以安裝在多於一部裝置,可傳遞文字訊息和任何檔案,訊息全部加密,系統並會在一段時間後自動從對話雙方的裝置上清除訊息。因為私隱度高、安全度高、跨平台而且免費,Telegram成為抗爭者之間的溝通工具。

    Telegram is an instant messaging app commonly used during the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. Whatsapp, the most popular instant messaging app among smartphone users, does not support encryption of messages, nor can the program be installed on computers or on multiple devices. Moreover, the app is occasionally unstable, and there have been frequent rumours of it becoming a paid service.

    In 2013, the app Telegram, which was created by the Russian brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov, became available to the public. The Durovs are also creators of Russia’s largest social network site, VK -- a site famous for its commitment to protecting the privacy of its users. Telegram can be installed on multiple devices, including smartphones and computers; text messages and files can be sent through Telegram, and all communication is encrypted. In addition, if users initiate a “secret chat”, then the system will periodically wipe the message histories on both ends. Being simultaneously free, secure, and private, Telegram has become a trusted means of communication among Umbrella Movement activists.

    Image: Company logo (from Wikimedia Commons – License: Public domain)

    Telegram

    Telegram是一個在雨傘運動中廣被應用的即時通訊應用程式。在香港,Whatsapp是智能手機用家最常用的即時通訊應用程式,但Whatsapp的訊息並不設加密,而且不能在傳統電腦或多部裝置上安裝。市面時常傳出Whatsapp要向用戶收費的消息,程式的運作有時亦不穩定。

    在2013年推出的Telegram,由俄羅斯的Nikolai and Pavel Durov兩兄弟開發,兩人亦是俄羅斯最大社交網站VK的創辦人,以致力維護用戶通訊私隱見稱。Telegram可在智能裝置和傳統電腦上安裝,可以安裝在多於一部裝置,可傳遞文字訊息和任何檔案,訊息全部加密,系統並會在一段時間後自動從對話雙方的裝置上清除訊息。因為私隱度高、安全度高、跨平台而且免費,Telegram成為抗爭者之間的溝通工具。

    Telegram is an instant messaging app commonly used during the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. Whatsapp, the most popular instant messaging app among smartphone users, does not support encryption of messages, nor can the program be installed on computers or on multiple devices. Moreover, the app is occasionally unstable, and there have been frequent rumours of it becoming a paid service.

    In 2013, the app Telegram, which was created by the Russian brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov, became available to the public. The Durovs are also creators of Russia’s largest social network site, VK -- a site famous for its commitment to protecting the privacy of its users. Telegram can be installed on multiple devices, including smartphones and computers; text messages and files can be sent through Telegram, and all communication is encrypted. In addition, if users initiate a “secret chat”, then the system will periodically wipe the message histories on both ends. Being simultaneously free, secure, and private, Telegram has become a trusted means of communication among Umbrella Movement activists.

    Image: Company logo (from Wikimedia Commons – License: Public domain)

    延伸閱讀 Further reading
    Telegram Messenger https://telegram.org

    葉劉:佔領者用通訊app顯示有精密部署
    http://hk.apple.appledaily.com/realtime/news/20141030/53078088 (30.10.2014) 蘋果日報。
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