Encrypted messaging app Signal She faced major delays in verifying phone numbers for new accounts on Thursday due to the sudden increase in the number of people trying to join the platform.
In messages posted from its official Twitter account, the non-profit Signal Foundation said the verification codes were Lateness Across many cellular networks, and it has been running through accumulation as quickly as possible.
Verification codes are currently being delayed across many providers because a lot of new people are trying to join Signal at the moment (we can barely record our enthusiasm). We are working with carriers to solve this problem as quickly as possible. Be patient. – Signal (signalapp) January 7, 2021
Users who agree to the terms can expect to share their WhatsApp account registration, phone number, transaction data, service-related information, interaction information, mobile device information, IP address and other data with Facebook.
Facebook said the edge The updated terms regarding correspondence with companies, and that nothing changes for regular users, but the lack of an option to unsubscribe and the amount of data sharing highlighted by the updated policy have raised privacy concerns.
Last month WhatsApp Publicly protested Apple requires developers to provide information about the user data they collect for privacy stickers on App Store, Saying it could give his messaging app a competitive edge.
Late last year, Apple imposed “privacy stickers” on the app store. For the first time, it’s easy to compare the amount of data the app associates with your account when looking at messaging apps, the contrast is quite stark pic.twitter.com/Ntw8sELMHX
– Morgan (morqon) January 5, 2021
Signal’s increase in users has also been linked to tweets posted by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who recently became the richest person in the world. As noted before the edgeMusk continued his criticism of Facebook with a tweet on Wednesday evening, following the attack on the US Capitol.
Musk shared a note indicating that Facebook’s founding had ultimately led to the day’s events, and he followed it up with a tweet indicating that his 41.5 million voters were “using Signal,” most likely rather than a Facebook-owned product like WhatsApp. Musk’s suggestion was later on retweet By Edward Snowden, another notable fan of the reference.
Notably, the Signal Foundation was co-founded and funded by Brian Acton, the former WhatsApp co-founder who left the company after it was bought by Facebook in 2014. Acton later urged his Twitter followers at Delete facebook.
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