What is Signal?
Signal is a cross-platform messaging app that prioritizes the privacy of its users. Signal, according to the company, does not have a privacy mode. End-to-end encryption is used for both messages and calls. Because of its simplicity and emphasis on privacy, this app has recently gained a lot of traction. As a consequence, it is one of the world’s fastest-growing games.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, tweeted two words on January 7: “Use Signal.” It only took one tweet in support of Signal to set the Internet and the app stores’ download buttons on fire. Signal has been snooping around in mainstream tech firms since then.
What’s all the commotion about?
Researchers and experts just took a few moments to figure out that Mark Zuckerberg has a Signal account. “Mark Zuckerberg uses Signal for protecting his own privacy,” said Dave Walker, a security expert. He also accused Mark of ignoring Facebook users’ personal information while being concerned for his own privacy. In response to this discovery, the Signal app’s official Twitter account took shots at Zuckerberg on Twitter. “With the May 15th WhatsApp Terms of Service acceptance deadline looming, Mark leads by example,” Signal wrote.
People can’t help but wonder if Mark Zuckerberg really trusts his own messaging apps after this creation. Similarly, some people wonder how he can invade other people’s privacy because he wants privacy himself. To summarize, if Facebook and Whatsapp want to keep their customers, they must change their privacy policies and prioritize protecting their personal data.