WhatsApp Privacy Update: Elon Musk urges people to use Signal App

January 10, 2021 at 2:34 AM

Elon Musk has urged people to use the privacy-focussed messaging app Signal after WhatsApp forced users to agree to controversial new terms and conditions.

The SpaceX and Tesla boss tweeted, “Use Signal” on Thursday after the term ‘WhatsApp’ trended on Twitter as a result of the app’s new privacy policy.The Facebook-owned app will force all users to agree to the new policy by 8 February or else lose access to their messages and contacts.

The new terms will mean that private data collected by WhatsApp, including a user’s IP address  and phone number, will be shared with Facebook.

The technology billionaire, who overtook Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to become the richest person in the world on Thursday, also shared a meme highlighting Facebook’s perceived attitude towards user privacy. ( The Independent)