Durov knew about the inclusion of his phone in the database of the surveillance program

The creator of Telegram, Pavel Durov, said that he knew that one of his phones was included in the list of potential targets of surveillance by the governments that use the services of the NSO Group.

He wrote in his Telegram channel that he has been aware of the inclusion of one of the phone numbers in the list of potential targets of such surveillance tools since at least 2018 and of the existence of voyeur telegram.

“Personally, it didn’t bother me: since 2011, when I was still living in Russia, I got used to assuming that all my phones were hacked,” Durov wrote.

At the same time, according to him, in any case it will not be possible to find any important information in his phones.

“Anyone who has access to my personal data will be extremely disappointed – they will have to go through thousands of conceptual projects for Telegram functions and millions of messages related to the development process of our product. There they will not find any important information,” said the founder of the company.

Earlier, The Guardian reported that Durov’s telephone number in the UK appeared on the list of objects of surveillance by NSO Group clients. The source of the publication in the company denies this.

In the course of a journalistic investigation published on July 19 by the British The Guardian, the French Le Monde and the American The Washington Post, it turned out that the Pegasus software, which can be used to shoot various information from phones, was supplied by the NSO Group to intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies and the military. since 2016.

According to the authors of the material, this software could be used to intercept data from people’s phones, in particular in Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Rwanda and Saudi Arabia.

Le Mond newspaper also reported that the mobile phone of French President Emmanuel Macron may have been snooped by the Pegasus software. The head of the NSO Group, Julio Shalev, said yesterday in an interview with Israeli radio 103FM that his company had nothing to do with mass tracking technologies.

Durov knew about the inclusion of his phone in the database of the surveillance program

The creator of Telegram, Pavel Durov, said that he knew that one of his phones was included in the list of potential targets of surveillance by the governments that use the services of the NSO Group.

He wrote in his Telegram channel that he has been aware of the inclusion of one of the phone numbers in the list of potential targets of such surveillance tools since at least 2018.

“Personally, it didn’t bother me: since 2011, when I was still living in Russia, I got used to assuming that all my phones were hacked,” Durov wrote.

At the same time, according to him, in any case it will not be possible to find any important information in his phones.

“Anyone who has access to my personal data will be extremely disappointed – they will have to go through thousands of conceptual projects for Telegram functions and millions of messages related to the development process of our product. There they will not find any important information,” said the founder of the company.

Earlier, The Guardian reported that Durov’s telephone number in the UK appeared on the list of objects of surveillance by NSO Group clients. The source of the publication in the company denies this.

In the course of a journalistic investigation published on July 19 by the British The Guardian, the French Le Monde and the American The Washington Post, it turned out that the Pegasus software, which can be used to shoot various information from phones, was supplied by the NSO Group to intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies and the military. since 2016.

According to the authors of the material, this software could be used to intercept data from people’s phones, in particular in Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Rwanda and Saudi Arabia.

Le Mond newspaper also reported that the mobile phone of French President Emmanuel Macron may have been snooped by the Pegasus software. The head of the NSO Group, Julio Shalev, said yesterday in an interview with Israeli radio 103FM that his company had nothing to do with mass tracking technologies.