Telegram Update Brings Improved Voice Messages, Secret Chats, and More

Telegram, a popular instant messenger, has started rolling out an update to its Android and iOS apps. The update adds several new features along with some improvements and tweaks. The update on Android (v3.5.1) and iOS (v3.5) brings Voice Messages v2.0, which now has a new interface with waveform visualisations. It also has a new player, enabling users to listen to long voice messages and switch to other media or chats at the same time. The update makes it easier for Telegram users to record and listen voice messages with…

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Egypt Arrests Facebook Page Administrators Ahead of Revolt Anniversary

Egyptian security forces have arrested two people for managing multiple Facebook pages they said were used to support the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and encourage protest, the Interior Ministry said. The move intensified a security crackdown on dissent in the run-up to the fifth anniversary of the uprising that began on Jan. 25, 2011 and ended Hosni Mubarak’s autocratic 30-year rule. Protest marches and rallies then were often organised by youth activists on Facebook and other social media platforms. Egyptian security forces have arrested several activists and shut down cultural spaces…

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