Why is Telegram supposedly so private but requires access to GPS, SMS, contacts, WiFi hotspot data, etc. to install?

Why is Telegram supposedly so private but requires access to GPS, SMS, contacts, WiFi hotspot data, etc. to install?

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Answer 1
January, 2021

Telegram is not positioned as a completely private messenger. We are talking only about encrypting correspondence when only two interlocutors have a common key. The server does not take part in the decryption process.

Answer 2
January, 2021

Any messenger will require access to this data. Telegram only guarantees security in everything related to encryption and transmission of encrypted data.

In addition, Telegram supports secret chats that use encryption from device to device, do not leave traces on servers, and are able to self-destruct after any time and which cannot be forwarded.

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