- Tram Ho
Yesterday, WhatsApp, the world famous encrypted messaging app, sent an ultimatum to its hundreds of millions of users around the globe: connecting and sharing its data with Facebook, its parent company. of this app, otherwise the account will be deleted.
In its announcement, WhatsApp said that users would have to agree to let Facebook and its subsidiaries collect WhatsApp data, including the user’s phone number, phone number in contacts, and location data. mind and other information. If the user does not agree to this condition, by February 8, they will have their account deleted.
The move is becoming a boost to help users delete their WhatsApp accounts and switch to other smaller encrypted messaging apps, like Signal and Telegram. ” Signal and Telegram are now better alternatives if you’re concerned about your privacy, ” says TechCrunch, editor Mike Butcher.
In particular, Signal also received support from the most famous figure in the world today, Mr. Elon Musk, who just surpassed Jeff Bezos to become the richest man in the world. In his new tweet, Musk said “Use Signal”.
Musk’s tweet has shown its unimaginable effect. Not long after Musk’s tweet, the Signal app said, the overwhelming number of new users blocked the system to send the verification code and it took longer for them to register a new account.
” The authentication codes have been congested on a wide range of network service providers because there are so many new users signing up for Signal at the moment (we can barely express our enthusiasm) .” The non-profit organization behind Signal, Signal Foundation, said. ” We are working with carriers to address this as soon as possible. Stay tuned .”
When registering a new Signal account, users must provide a phone number to receive the authentication code. The large number of new users seems to have clogged the system sending this authentication message and made the user wait longer before receiving the code.
Before urging users to switch to the new messaging app, Elon Musk also criticized Facebook, metaphorically with a meme image, arguing that the platform was responsible for rioters attacking. on the US Congressional building yesterday.
The WhatsApp messaging app was acquired by Facebook in 2014, and in 2016 it offered a one-time option for users to share data with Facebook. Over the next two years, 2017 and 2018, WhatsApp founders Brian Acton and Jan Koum left the company, respectively. Before leaving, Acton even urged people to “delete Facebook.”
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Source : Genk