We now have the response for why the prevalent informing application Telegram was pulled from the App Store a week ago. Wire for iOS strikingly vanished from the App Store for a few hours without a clarification before the administration’s CEO faulted the issue for Apple pulling the application because of ‘improper substance’ showing up in the application.
As per an email shared by 9to5Mac peruser Alijah that incorporates a reaction from Phil Schiller who deals with the App Store, Telegram was unexpectedly pulled when Apple discovered that the application was serving kid obscenity to clients.
The Telegram apps were taken down off the App Store because the App Store team was alerted to illegal content, specifically child pornography, in the apps. After verifying the existence of the illegal content the team took the apps down from the store, alerted the developer, and notified the proper authorities, including the NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children).
The reaction additionally clarifies what Telegram CEO Pavel Durov referenced when reacting to a client a week ago who inquired as to why the application was pulled:
We were alerted by Apple that inappropriate content was made available to our users and both apps were taken off the App Store. Once we have protections in place we expect the apps to be back on the App Store..
Like Apple’s iMessage, Telegram offers a safe informing highlight that depends on end-to-end encryption for ensuring the protection of messages sent between clients. This implies the unlawful substance was likely not just media being shared between clients but rather more probable substance being served up from an outsider module utilized by Telegram.
Inside hours of Telegram being pulled, the safe informing application came back to the App Store with fixes set up to keep the unlawful substance from being served to clients.