The popularity of the WhatsApp chat application has declined significantly since the introduction of new terms and conditions. These allow its parent company Facebook to collect more data about its users. That’s why Signal – an alternative and more secure messaging app – has gained incredible traction in recent days, becoming one of the most downloaded apps on Google Play and the Apple App Store, according to the portal. Android Police.
At the time of writing, Signal was the number one player in the Play store in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Lebanon, and France. In other countries, such as India, Brazil and Singapore, the application ranked in the top three. It currently holds fourth place in Slovakia.
The Signal application is encrypted and does not collect any data about users, unlike WhatsApp
The increase in popularity of the application can be attributed to the pressure of privacy advocates. They are concerned about the new terms and conditions that WhatsApp users must agree to. While some users don’t mind that Facebook collects their data and then resells it, others keep their privacy more secure. The biggest advantage of Signal is that, unlike competing services, it does not collect any metadata that can be back-linked to the user.
Signal is also encrypted and its encryption software is open source, which means that its code can be viewed by anyone. So if the company also incorporated code into it, which is responsible for collecting various user data, it would be figured out. It also gives users the ability to look for software bugs and vulnerabilities, allowing the company to fix them quickly.
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The application also experienced misery after receiving support from the richest man on the planet – Elon Muska. Its promotion caused such an influx of new users that the verification codes sent during registration arrived late.
Is this what stock analysts mean when they say that the market is giving mixed Signals?
It’s understandable that people want to invest in Signal’s record growth, but this isn’t us. We’re an independent 501c3 and our only investment is in your privacy. pic.twitter.com/9EgMUZiEZf
— Signal (@signalapp) January 8, 2021
People also wanted to support the company by investing in it on the stock market. However, the Signal Foundation behind the application is a non-profit organization, and these people have invested in a foreign company.
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