Elon Musk goes to Twitter to tell people to stop using Messenger and start using Signal
The Signal app doesn’t collect any data on you, unlike Messenger and WhatsApp.
The short exchange started with Musk sharing a meme about Facebook’s role in the chain of events that culminated in the attempted coup at the Capitol last week. Musk has often been critical of Facebook in the past, deleting the company Facebook accounts for both SpaceX and Tesla, and sniping with CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter and other public platforms.
You can see the amount of shared information from both Facebook’s Messenger and WhatsApp in the image below, along with how much data popular services iMessage and Signal also share. Signal shares absolutely nothing, not even phone number, and all messages sent on the service stay encrypted so they are private even if someone gets ahold of your mobile device.
Signal has had security issues in the past, like a worrying vulnerability that made it possible to track the device being used by simply calling its Signal phone number. The company did patch that quickly, but any security hole in an app billed as secure is worrying to users.
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