Elon Musk On Whatsapp

Since then, two encrypted messaging apps have suddenly become a lot more popular — Telegram and Signal (the one Elon Musk was actually referring to). WhatsApp's popularity is falling on the Apple and Google app stores. (ABC News: Alistair Kroie). Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has urged people to dump WhatsApp and switch to Signal after being told to share personal data with Facebook, its parent company. On Wednesday, WhatsApp announced that its users will be expected to share WhatsApp data, including user phone numbers, contacts’ phone numbers, location, and more with Facebook.

Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has urged people to dump WhatsApp and switch to Signal after being told to share personal data with Facebook, its parent company.

On Wednesday, WhatsApp announced that its users will be expected to share WhatsApp data, including user phone numbers, contacts’ phone numbers, location, and more with Facebook.

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According to their announcement, users who refuse to share their data will be denied access to WhatsApp from February 8.

TechCrunch editor Mike Butcher, who compared the data WhatsApp collects versus Signal and Telegram, tweeted: “Signal and Telegram are now better alternatives if you are concerned about your privacy,”

Following the announcement, Elon Musk recommended that users switch services to ‘Signal’.

Signal uses an advanced end to end encryption protocol that provides privacy for every message every time.

Signal is a free and open source software, enabling anyone to verify its security by auditing the code. It’s the only private messenger that uses open source, peer-reviewed cryptographic protocols to keep your messages safe.

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Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014, and in 2016 gave users the one-time chance to opt out of having app data shared with Facebook, so this move comes as a surprise to many users.

A spokesperson for WhatsApp revealed that the new arrangement was put in place to allow businesses to store WhatsApp chats using Facebook’s broader infrastructure.

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What Happened: The entrepreneur said on Twitter early Monday that he had donated to Signal a year ago and he will “donate more.”

The free and open-source messaging app saw a surge of users after Musk endorsed it earlier last week in a separate tweet.

Use Signal

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021

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Musk had taken to Twitter after the attack on the United States Capitol by the supporters of outgoing President Trump and made a thinly veiled attack on social networks, specifically Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, without directly naming any individual or entity.

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Why It Matters: Facebook — the owner of the rival messaging app WhatsApp — is also mired in controversy after it unveiled a new privacy policy for the latter, which comes into effect in February, reported the Verge.

The privacy policy reportedly no longer provides users the option to opt-out of data sharing with Facebook but instead outlines how WhatsApp will share data with its social networking parent.

Data to be shared includes “battery level, signal strength, app version, browser information, mobile network and connection information (including phone number, mobile operator or ISP), language and time zone, IP address, device operations information, and identifiers,' Forbes reported.

The privacy policy changes are aimed at facilitating data sharing between Facebook and WhatsApp and does not effectively change consumer chats, according to a Facebook spokesperson.

However, the social media backlash has meant that WhatsApp users are opting to join Signal, an app co-founded by Brian Action, who was also a WhatsApp co-founder and has been critical of the latter’s privacy policies, as per the Verge.

Price Action: Tesla shares closed nearly 7.8% higher at $880.02 on Friday and fell 1.42% to $867.50 in the after-hours session. On the same day, Facebook shares closed nearly 0.4% lower at $267.57 and fell 0.14% in the after-hours session.

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