In messages posted from its official Twitter account, the nonprofit Signal Foundation said the verification codes were deferred across multiple cellular networks, and resolve the backlog as quickly as possible.
Verification codes are currently being delayed at several vendors as so many new people are trying to join Signal right now (we can barely register our enthusiasm). We are working with carriers to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Hang on. – Signal (@signalapp) January 7, 2021
Users who agree to the terms can expect their WhatsApp account registration and phone number, transaction data, service information, interaction information, mobile device information, IP address and other data to be shared with Facebook.
Facebook a dit The edge updated terms for messaging with businesses and nothing to change for regular users, but the lack of an opt-out option and the volume of data sharing highlighted by the updated policy have raised concerns confidentiality issues.
Last month, WhatsApp publicly protested Apple’s requirement that developers submit information about the user data they collect for privacy labels on the App Store, saying it could give its app courier a competitive disadvantage.
At the end of last year, Apple applied the “privacy labels” of the App Store. For the first time, it’s easy to compare how much data an app ties to your account Looking at messaging apps, the contrast is quite stark pic.twitter.com/Ntw8sELMHX
– Morgan (@morqon) January 5, 2021
The surge in Signal users was also linked to tweets posted by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who recently became the richest person in the world. As indicated by The edge, Musk continued his trend of criticizing Facebook with a Twitter post Wednesday night, following the attack on the U.S. Capitol building.
Musk shared a meme suggesting the founding of Facebook ultimately led to the events of the day, and followed up with a tweet suggesting his 41.5 million voters are “using Signal,” presumably instead of a product owned by Facebook like WhatsApp. Musk’s suggestion was later retweeté by Edward Snowden, another huge Signal fan.
Notably, the Signal Foundation was co-founded and funded by Brian Acton, the former co-founder of WhatsApp who left the company after it was taken over by Facebook in 2014. Acton then urged his Twitter followers to delete facebook.
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