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Signal hires ‘Big Tech’ critic Meredith Whitaker

Encrypted messaging app Signal has announced that it has hired Meredith Whitaker, the former Google manager as the inaugural President of the non-profit entity. The move adds another notable name driving the app forwards. Whilst...

WhatsApp co-founder Acton named Signal’s interim CEO

Messaging app Signal's founder and CEO Moxie Marlinspike will step down and WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton will become the interim CEO, Marlinspike said in a blog post. "It's a new year, and I've decided it's...

WhatsApp targeted in EU consumer complaints over privacy changes

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp on Monday faced a barrage of complaints by the European Consumer Organisation and others over a privacy policy update, which has prompted a global outcry and led some users to switch...

Encrypted chat app Signal reveals flaws in Cellebrite equipment

Encrypted chat app Signal suggested in a blog post published on Wednesday that products sold to law enforcement from Israeli surveillance provider Cellebrite can easily be sabotaged. Cellebrite DI Ltd, which specializes in helping law...

India antitrust watchdog orders probe into WhatsApp’s new privacy policy

India's competition watchdog has ordered a probe into a WhatsApp privacy policy update, saying the Facebook-owned messaging service had breached antitrust laws. The update announced in January, which will take effect in May, allows WhatsApp...

Telegram raises $1 billion through bond sales

Telegram has raised over $1 billion through bond sales to multiple investors, the messaging app's founder Pavel Durov said on Tuesday. The funding round included a combined $150 million investment by Mubadala Investment Co and...

WhatsApp to move ahead with privacy update despite backlash

Late last week, WhatsApp said it will go ahead with its controversial privacy policy update but will allow users to read it at "their own pace" and will also display a banner providing additional...

India asks WhatsApp to withdraw privacy policy update

India's tech ministry has asked WhatsApp to withdraw changes to its privacy policy that the popular Facebook-owned messenger declared this month, saying the new provisions take away option from Indian users. The demand makes a...

WhatsApp to delay launch of update business features after privacy backlash

WhatsApp is delaying an upgrade aimed toward increasing business transactions on the stage after a storm of concern from users who feared that the messaging platform was watering down its privacy policy at the...

Signal ramps up hiring after WhatsApp controversy drives downloads

Messaging app Signal has seen "unprecedented" growth after a controversial change in rival WhatsApp's privacy policy and is seeking to hire more staff as it attempts to bolster the service and supporting infrastructure, the...