Leak of secret US defense papers could be ‘tip of the iceberg’, report says — The Guardian

The disclosure of highly classified material already represents Washington’s worst national security breach in many years, writes Julian Borger. 

For millions, the WhatsApp outage could have been a matter of life and death — Guardian

With so many lives dependent upon a functional messaging service, the Facebook outage reveals the need for a different path forward, writes Humza Jilani. Here...

Telegram gets 3M new signups during Facebook apps’ outage — TechCrunch

Messaging platform Telegram claims to have had a surge in signups during a period of downtime for Facebook’s rival messaging service, writes Natasha Lomas. Here...

Encrypted messaging app Telegram raises $850 million

Telegram, a cloud-based mobile and desktop encrypted messaging app, has raised $850 million from 94 accredited investors in an initial coin offering.