Elon Musk, Twitter CEO endorse Signal after WhatsApp privacy changes

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WhatsApp recently came under fire after updating its privacy policy, forcing users to accept their data will be shared with Facebook, or else their accounts will be deleted.

It has said that all users “must agree” to the new terms by February 8, 2021 if they want to continue using the app. The changes are related to the way businesses will be able to operate on the application and interact with users, WhatsApp’s spokesperson said.

Shortly after, messaging app Signal said that it is seeing a spike in user registration on its platform. It requested its new users to try signing up again as the verification code delays have been removed.

Signal tweeted Monday that it “continued to shatter traffic records” as a great number of new users who don’t approve of WhatsApp’s new policy of sharing data with Facebook are switching to it.