Signal Beeps Louder In India As WhatsApp Tweaks Policy

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Encrypted messaging app Signal said it saw a “giant spike” in India after WhatsApp announced it would be sharing more user data with parent Facebook under an updated privacy policy and new terms of service. The move has sparked concern among WhatsApp users. One of them was Tesla chief executive and world’s richest man Elon Musk, who asked them to join Signal on Thursday. 

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While WhatsApp’s update was Facebook’s most visible and widespread effort to gather data, the switch to other apps after the move will probably be led by more affluent users and most won’t be too perturbed, said Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief executive, Greyhound Research. “India is a mass market and a large segment of users do not value privacy as much as other markets,” he said. “WhatsApp is only going to go from strength to strength.” 

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<strong>Analyst: Sanchit Vir Gogia</strong>
Analyst: Sanchit Vir Gogia

Sanchit is the Chief Analyst, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Research, a Global, Award-Winning, Digital & Technology Research & Advisory firm.

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