Mark Zuckerberg is using Signal, WhatsApp’s main rival

The major leak of Facebook data exposed even the personal information of Mark Zuckerberg. With that, a digital security researcher discovered that the company’s CEO himself is using Signal – WhatsApp’s main competitor.

According to expert Dave Walker, Zuckerberg uses the rival messenger with the intention of “protecting his own privacy with an application that uses end-to-end encryption “. On Twitter, he posted an image of the executive’s profile on Signal.

In another turn of events, Mark Zuckerberg also respects his own privacy, by using a chat app that has end-to-end encryption and isn’t owned by @facebook.

This is the number associated with his account from the recent facebook leak.

The news comes at an extremely complicated time for WhatsApp. The messenger will block users if they do not accept the new privacy policy after May 15, 2021.

Due to Facebook’s long-standing history of data leaks, several users were already suspicious of the platform’s security level. As a result, several people began to migrate to competitors Signal and Telegram.

Even with WhatsApp clarifying that certain terms apply only to business accounts, this has not prevented several people from leaving the messenger. However, more users can leave the app after the recent leak.

With end-to-end encryption, Signal became the main replacement for WhatsApp.

Facebook’s big leak

Last Saturday (3), a leak exposed data from 533 million Facebook users. Information such as full name, phone number, location, and e-mail was posted for free on a hacker forum.

The social network spokesman said the data was old and had been analyzed by the press in 2019. However, tests by security analysts have proven that the information is legitimate and can be used in future attacks.

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