January 14 - 11:01
New Whatsapp privacy policies prompt a rapid rise in Signal daily installs
Encrypted messaging app Signal has seen a meteoric rise in daily instalments, caused by Whatsapp's change in privacy policies, which will make users share their information with Facebook in order to continue using the app. Signal saw 17.8 million app downloads on Apple and Google during the week of Jan. 5 to Jan. 12. Telegram has also doubled its average weekly downloads during the past week.
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