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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.
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WhatsApp is forcing users to share personal data with Facebook, and Elon Musk is urging people to switch to Signal, a smaller encrypted messaging app

WhatsApp is changing its terms of service to force users to share personal data including phone numbers and locations with its parent company, Facebook. Some critics, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, have suggested users move to the encrypted messaging apps Signal and Telegram. A WhatsApp representative told Ars Technica the […]
WhatsApp is forcing users to share personal data with Facebook, and Elon Musk is urging people to switch to Signal, a smaller encrypted messaging app
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WhatsApp is testing self-deleting messages that vanish after 7 days

WhatsApp is testing a self-deleting message feature called “disappearing messages.” The feature lets users choose for their messages to self-destruct seven days after being sent or received. A WhatsApp spokesperson told Business Insider the company hopes to roll out disappearing messages worldwide soon. Users will be able to toggle disappearing […]
WhatsApp is testing self-deleting messages that vanish after 7 days
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Russia puts Facebook on alert after ruthlessly banning Telegram

Facebook could be banned in Russia unless it complies with government demands. Russia’s media watchdog wants Facebook to move its Russian user database to Russia, remove “illegal” content, and explain why some accounts have been deleted. Russia has been ruthless in banning Telegram this week. Russia has been so determined […]
Russia puts Facebook on alert after ruthlessly banning Telegram
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Crypto exchange Bittrex warns traders against ‘pump and dump’ scams

Bittrex emails users to “discourage any type of market manipulation, including pump groups.” Email follows BI investigation that exposed widespread “pump and dump” scams in parts of the $US300 billion cryptocurrency market. LONDON – The world’s third-largest cryptocurrency exchange has written to users warning them against market manipulation, a week […]
Crypto exchange Bittrex warns traders against ‘pump and dump’ scams
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