Musk Hails Signal Over WhatsApp's Lousy Data Privacy, Microsoft Flaunts Skype
After Facebook bought out WhatsApp, there were concerns that the app would head down the wrong path as far as data privacy goes. It appears now that those concerns were on the mark, as Facebook will now be collecting data from the app starting on February 8th. If you do not want data collected, you do not have an option to opt out either, as Facebook only offers users the ability to deactivate their accounts. Thus, many people are likely in the market for a new messaging app with privacy at its core, and the primary candidate it seems is Signal.
Overall, it does seem that Signal is the current best option for private communications. Messaging clients seem to come and go like the wind, though, so that could change at some point in the future. Either way, being able to keep tabs on your own data is worthwhile, even if it takes changing platforms from time to time. Maybe eventually, the major communications players will learn to keep data truly private, but until then, as Elon Musk says, take matters into your own hands and use Signal.