Tag: Telegram LLC

In Hong Kong Protests, Faces Become Weapons

HONG KONG — The police officers wrestled with Colin Cheung in an unmarked car. They needed his face. They grabbed his jaw to force his head in front of his iPhone. They slapped his face. They shouted, “Wake up!” They pried open his eyes. It all failed: Mr. Cheung had disabled his phone’s facial-recognition login […]

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Puerto Rico Authorities Seize Cellphones Connected to Online Chat That Triggered Uprising

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Law enforcement authorities in Puerto Rico executed search warrants on Tuesday against several people in Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló’s inner circle whose exchange of sexist and homophobic chat messages triggered a popular uprising on the island. A judge issued warrants for the cellphone seizures on Monday, said Mariana Cobián Rodríguez, a […]

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Covering Protests Where There Is a Distrust of Social Media

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Daniel Victor, a reporter in Hong Kong who covers news in Asia and overnight news in the United States, discussed the tech he’s using. What are your most important tech tools for doing your job? My desktop assaults me […]

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Chinese Cyberattack Hits Telegram, App Used by Hong Kong Protesters

SHANGHAI — As protesters in Hong Kong retreated from police lines in the heart of the city’s business district, a new assault quietly began. It was not aimed at the protesters. It was aimed at their phones. A network of computers in China bombarded Telegram, a secure messaging app used by many of the protesters, […]

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