Telegram and Signal continue to surge following WhatsApp’s privacy backlash—tens of millions of you are now using these messengers for the first time. But, just like WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal have critical settings you must change before you start using the apps. Here’s what you need to do now.
In January 2019, a critical flaw was reported in Apple’s FaceTime group chats feature that made it possible for users to initiate a FaceTime video call and eavesdrop on targets by adding their own number as a third person in a group chat even before the person on the other end accepted the incoming call.
Switching to Signal because you’re worried about privacy? Here are a few settings you should tweak to add even more security to your messaging.
Signal has stopped working properly, in the wake of an influx of new users. The encrypted messaging app has received even more attention than usual in recent days, as users frustrated with WhatsApp’s privacy policies switch over in the hope of keeping their information protected.
Acton, the head of Signal Foundation and the co-founder of WhatsApp, on the swirling debate on privacy and the future of messaging platforms.