Founder of Russian social network "Vkontakte" Pavel Durov gave a Grand interview during the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco.
Leader Telegram messenger criticized Facebook, WhatsApp has a named sucked. In addition Durov appreciated the fact that terrorists from the Islamic state increasingly use Telegram.
Version Durov, he feels guilty for what he created platform as the relationship used by the militants of the "Islamic state". The work of this organization is prohibited on district of the Russian Federation, but not in the Telegram. Terrorists, as evidenced by Durov, attracts several encryption protocols that use the messenger to chat.
"Our right to privacy is more important than fear before terrorism. "ISIS" will always find a different method of communication. I don't think that we participate in their activities, and we should not feel at fault. If they had not used the Telegram, they would have used something else. The militants simply choose a more secure method of communication", - quotes Durov portal The Daily Dot.
Besides all this, he announced that he "does not believe" that in Russia Facebook will ever surpass the popularity created a social network "Vkontakte". "Small apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, Viber, Snapchat entice more and more people on the planet. From here the main threat is for "Vkontakte", which still remains the leader with a Grand margin, but, nevertheless, every day experiencing problems with the fact, in order to remain useful to the users," said Durov.
With all this, the leader Telegram sharply criticized some of these applications, such as WhatsApp. "Once you have WhatsApp and the phone goes down, you don't have access to your messages, you cannot send the documents, it's bad based on beliefs of privacy. This can be compared to a garden wall. This sucks. I wasn't a big fan of WhatsApp, they are not and at the moment," announced the actor.
He praised his own Telegram. Version Durov, in recent years there is tremendous increase in user activity. If in the beginning of February of this year, through a messenger sent billion news, in early may to 2 billion, we currently have 12 billion.