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Researcher claims Mark Zuckerberg uses Signal, app tweets he is ‘leading by example’

Signal is probably the only app you should be looking to if you want to ensure your messages stay between you and your friends/family/trusted contacts. 
Signal is probably the only app you should be looking to if you want to ensure your messages stay between you and your friends/family/trusted contacts.  (HT Tech)

Not one to miss out on the chance to chime in, Signal posted a not-so-subtle tweet referring to WhatsApp’s new deadline for users to accept its updated terms of service.

Last week, media reports claimed that a large trove of Facebook user information containing the data of more than 500 million people was made available on a low-level hacking forum, according to a researcher. At the time, it was revealed that Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s personal information was also part of the breach, which have led some media outlets to report that he uses the encrypted messaging app Signal.

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While the data from the leak is supposedly part of a data leak that is actually over two years old, this is the first time that the data has been publicly available, which researchers and other users were able to go through. Security researcher Dave Walker then tweeted an image of a screenshot of the Signal chat app (presumably on his phone) that stated that Zuckerberg was on Signal, as spotted by India Today.

Not one to miss out on the chance to chime in, Signal posted a not-so-subtle tweet that referred to WhatsApp’s new deadline for users to accept its updated terms of service that involves sharing more data related to Business chats on WhatsApp with Facebook. “With the May 15th WhatsApp Terms of Service acceptance deadline fast approaching, Mark leads by example,” Signal said in a tweet.

Not one to miss out on the chance to chime in, Signal posted a not-so-subtle tweet that referred to WhatsApp’s new deadline for users to accept its updated terms of service that involves sharing more data related to Business chats on WhatsApp with Facebook. “With the May 15th WhatsApp Terms of Service acceptance deadline fast approaching, Mark leads by example,” Signal said in a tweet.|#+|

It is unclear whether it is really Mark Zuckerberg’s number that was found in the breach, as many celebrities and famous personalities also have private numbers in addition to their publicly available phone numbers. However, the possibility that he uses Signal, which is widely considered the gold standard in encrypted messaging, is interesting given his own push for end-to-end encryption across all three messaging platforms owned by Facebook --- Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.

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