WhatsApp's new rules favor competing Signal app
WhatsApp will share more data with its parent company, Facebook.
Lionel BONAVENTURE AFP / File
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Signal messaging is at the top of downloads on the Apple Store and Google Play platforms in several countries, notably in India, France, Germany and even Hong Kong, this weekend.
The messaging app will share more data with its parent company, Facebook.
The group seeks to monetize its platform by allowing advertisers to contact their customers via WhatsApp or even sell their products directly there.
However, the content of the messages will remain encrypted.
All over the world, disgruntled users have decided to switch to Signal, an app said to be one of the most secure on the market and guaranteed to be ad-free.
For some it was not done without difficulty.
Faced with the influx of new connections, technical problems have arisen in recent days, the company acknowledged.
Signal, already adopted by whistleblower Edward Snowden and the European Commission, received significant new support last week.
boss of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk,
has also recommended to use this encrypted messaging service.
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