WhatsApp vs Signal: Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, following the footsteps of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, asked followers on micro-blogging site Twitter to ditch WhatsApp and move to the small encrypted messaging app Signal.
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On Monday, Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma took to Twitter and wrote: “They say, market has power. We are the largest market. Here in India WhatsApp/Facebook are abusing their monopoly & taking away millions of users’ privacy for granted. We should move on to @signalapp NOW. It is upto us to become victim or reject such moves.”
Previously, the richest person in the world, Elon Musk also asked his followers to “Use Signal”.
On Saturday, the encrypted messaging app Signal uploaded a picture on Twitter of the App Store charts for top free apps where it currently sits at the number one position with a caption “Look at what you’ve done India”. Signal has managed to beat WhatsApp for the top spot in India, Germany, France, Austria, Finland, Hong Kong, and Switzerland.
“Facebook is probably more comfortable selling ads than buying them, but they’ll do what they have to do in order to be the top result when some people search for ‘Signal’ in the App Store. P.S. There will never be ads in Signal because your data belongs in your hands, not ours,” Signal wrote on Twitter.
“WhatsApp must receive or collect some information to operate, provide, improve, understand, customise, support, and market our Services, including when you install, access, or use our Services,” the updated WhatsApp policy reads.
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