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Signal won’t replace WhatsApp, the WhatsApp cofounder who chairs the Signal Foundation says. Instead, people will use the 2 services for different conversations.

The encrypted messaging service Signal won’t replace WhatsApp, Brian Acton, the executive chairman of the Signal Foundation and cofounder of WhatsApp, predicted. Downloads of Signal have skyrocketed since WhatsApp announced it would make users share some personal data with its parent company, Facebook. Acton said there was room for both […]
Signal won’t replace WhatsApp, the WhatsApp cofounder who chairs the Signal Foundation says. Instead, people will use the 2 services for different conversations.
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Signal downloads skyrocketed 4,200% after WhatsApp announced it would force users to share personal data with Facebook. It’s top of both Google and Apple’s app stores.

WhatsApp informed users Wednesday that they would have to start sharing some personal data with its parent company, Facebook, starting February 8. Data indicates this helped drive a huge spike in downloads on the rival encrypted messaging app Signal, which on Wednesday topped Google and Apple’s app stores. Signal saw […]
Signal downloads skyrocketed 4,200% after WhatsApp announced it would force users to share personal data with Facebook. It’s top of both Google and Apple’s app stores.