Signal Trolls WhatsApp Owner Mark Zuckerberg For Using Its Messaging App

If you were one of the people who migrated from messaging app WhatsApp to ones like Telegram and Signal because of the former’s controversial new terms of service that come into effect from May 15, 2021, then you’ll be interested to know that Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who also owns WhatsApp, is himself supposedly on Signal. But how exactly did people find this bit of information, you ask? Here’s what happened:

According to Business Today, data of 533 million Facebook users (including 6 million Indians) leaked and phone numbers linked to the accounts were posted on a hackers’ forum. Ironically, among the users were also co-founders Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

India Today reports that in the data breach, Mark Zuckerberg’s personal details like contact number name, location, marriage details, birthdate, and Facebook user ID were also leaked. Subsequently, when cyber researcher Dave Walker checked if his number was registered on Signal, it was.

Needless to say, the Signal app that prides itself on providing its users complete privacy, poked fun at the development with this tweet:

Some people thought it was ironic of Mark to use Signal, others said that he was probably just keeping tabs on the competition.

The company had said that the vulnerability had been detected and mended in August 2019 itself. What do you think of this entire incident?

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