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Elon Musk tweeted “Use Signal” in response to WhatsApp’s new privacy terms to take into effect on 8 February 2021 for all users outside of Europe. WhatsApp gained worldwide recognition as the go-to messaging application, ensuring security, privacy, and giving users free and easy communication anywhere in the world.

However, WhatsApp’s new terms stated that Facebook would be free to store user information, which could then be shared by to third-parties. This information included the phone numbers of users and their contacts, profile names and pictures, and diagnostic data.

This sets a dangerous precedent for WhatsApp users, particularly businesses who use the service. Information stored by Facebook is notoriously insecure, with a number of breaches contributing to cybercriminal capabilities.

In this video, Cyber Citadel outlines why Signal might be the better option.

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