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Daniel Krüger

Being more public

It’s been a few months since we’ve started to build Effektio. And though our progress is always trackable on Github, we know that there is much more to #buildinpublic than that. As we are getting closer to the MVP of our app, we want to increase the communication about our journey, the progress, our highlights, our ups and downs. We love the concept of building in public and as of today the website – which we are relaunching with publishing this post – is designed to reflect this approach. From now on you will find the latest updates about the

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Daniel Krüger

The war messenger, pt. 2

2/2 Part 1 of this article can be found here and in German here. Most recently, I wrote about how essential Telegram is to Ukraine’s communications and messaging. Today, among other things, I explore the question of why Messenger has taken on such an essential role. There is no one answer to this, but I am making some assumptions here, which are welcome to be added to. Most importantly, Telegram enables group and broadcasting channels in addition to individual chats, and with unlimited numbers of participants. A decisive advantage over WhatsApp. This has made Telegram the second messenger worldwide for

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Daniel Krüger

The war messenger, pt. 1

1/2 Messengers determine our lives. If you look at the usage figures, it quickly becomes clear that messengers are now more important than the classic social media channels. We all use them to communicate, both privately and professionally, and organize our lives through them. But because they are so important, they are also controversial. This is especially true for Telegram. More than three months after Feb. 24, 2022, however, I see this messenger quite differently. Since the beginning of the war, I have been to Poland and Ukraine several times to help, interpret and lend a hand. There I encountered

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Daniel Krüger

It’s like 1984.

Today, the EU’s interior ministers are meeting to discuss, among other things, the planned chat control. Therefore, I would like to briefly summarize what this is all about and why we should all be interested. I will try to make it short 🙂 → What is chat control? The EU plans to force operators of messengers and providers of email and storage services to completely monitor all communication within their apps, servers and programs without cause and furthermore to report suspicious content to the authorities. The reason behind is the issue of child pornography, which is to be combated through

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