The new rules placed on WhatsApp seem to have had an impact on users. In recent days, the instant messaging app owned by Facebook has seen its users desert in support of another secure news organization: Signal.
While highly valued for privacy, messaging has established itself as an excellent alternative solution that has projected itself at the top of downloads on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Shop.
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But this sudden success was probably not entirely due to chance. The use of the message was appreciated by many personalities. Starting with Elon Musk, the boss of Tesla and SpaceX, he has 42 million followers on Twitter. In response to the new rules put forward by WhatsApp, he said a tweet was as simple as direct.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who is already known as a regular user of the signal, was a reactionary, and a favorite of those who did not understand the words Elon Musk tweeted.
When an internet user says there is no reason to trust the signal, Snowden’s response is final.
In addition to providing a system protected by end-to-end encryption, Signal is the only one in all instant messaging applications that does not contain any personal data of its users other than the phone number, which is essential to register in the application.