Signal app touches 1-million downloads as rumours on privacy policy change in Whatsapp

About 8,10,000 users globally downloaded Signal and the numbers are constantly increasing, according to data by research firm Apptopia. WhatsApp has noted that the change in its revised policy changes does not influence the privacy of messages with friends or family. The update only includes changes related to messaging on business.
The number of users installing the Signal app has grown rapidly in the last 24 hours and is on track to cross 1 million soon. This forcing users to agree to the policies.

The Facebook-owned company also shared a list of the information listed below are:

• WhatsApp cannot see your private messages or hear your calls and neither can Facebook.
• WhatsApp does keep logs of who everyone is messaging or calling.
• WhatsApp cannot see your shared location and neither can Facebook.
• WhatsApp does not share your contacts with Facebook.
• WhatsApp groups remain private.
• You can set your messages to disappear.
• You can download your data.

WhatsApp in the Security and Privacy section of its website has stated, “We don’t share this data with Facebook for ads. Again, these private chats are end-to-end encrypted so we can’t see their content.” WhatsApp users have to accept its new policy change and there is a refusal upon that the app stops working from February.

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