It is known that recently the well-known application: WhatsApp, was found in the eye of the cyclone, as the news wanted its leaders to “Share” the data with Facebook opened the bags of Aeolus. At the same time, the whole discussion that opened was whether WhatsApp and the other messaging apps that users use offer the required security in their conversations. So here’s where it’s coming from Signal, an application, which justifiably lately knows huge flowering, launching her numbers (the prompt of the acquaintance also contributed to this Elon Musk, who praised the security it offers)!
Signal for many years was the top messaging app for users who liked to act more in the background, such as hackers, activists, etc. Signal displayed a huge increase in its numbers during the period of large demonstrations that took place in the USA. on the occasion of the assassination of George Floyd. The fear that most “Traditional” social media closely monitored by police, effectively turned the protesters to Signal, which is much more difficult to be monitored by the authorities. Since then, of course, his numbers have skyrocketed even more!
Signal’s huge success is due to safety valves which it provides to users, as well as although it looks like everything else messaging apps (you can make calls or send text messages and other files), but it’s one of the few messaging apps private character their. Using end-to-end encryption, which means that only users can see the content of their messages (and not the company). Also, unlike other messaging apps, Signal gives users a lot customization options, such as the automatic deletion of messages in a specific time frame, while it is worth noting that Signal does not collect personal data of users at all (all you give is your phone number).
In fact, the creators of Signal are currently working on developing servers that they will offer codification (hence greater security) of the telephone numbers used for the operation of the application (commonly no operator can access the data of the application). The fact that the Signal belongs to one non-profit organization which does not aim to increase its profits, it is enough to continue to offer “Secure and private” services. It is worth noting that it does not have the slightest “advertising“, Which means that there is no mood for the application to” follow “the movements and preferences of the user.
Signal survives financially through independent donations and independent investors, while behind its development is the founder of WhatsApp, Brian Acton, who donated the not insignificant amount of $ 50 million for the purposes of creating the Signal Foundation, the principle that essentially runs the known application. Brian Acton, when Facebook acquired WhatsApp decided to leave from the company he created and this because his beliefs were completely opposite to those of those in charge of Facebook.
So if you are looking for a good alternative to WhatsApp, Viber or Facebook Messenger, then Signal is a ideal solution that will make you always have your head calm!
Source: Digital Life! by www.digitallife.gr.
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