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Mark Zuckerberg is just like us.
Well, only in that he also appears to be using the secure messaging app Signal, despite owning WhatsApp, one of its largest competitors.
“Regarding the #FacebookLeak, of the 533M people in the leak — the irony is that Mark Zuckerberg is regrettably included in the leak as well,” Walker tweeted. He redacted part of Zuckerberg’s number, but says he found that Zuckerberg’s leaked phone number was associated with a Signal account — the chat app that has end-to-end encryption and is a direct competitor to Facebook’s WhatsApp.
The method used to obtain the private information from Facebook has been patched, a company spokesperson confirmed to Mashable. But the spokesperson did not comment about whether Zuckerberg’s information was among the data that was leaked.
In response to Walker’s discovery, Signal had a little fun, tweeting a link to a story about Zuckerberg’s Signal account, writing, “With the May 15th WhatsApp Terms of Service acceptance deadline fast approaching, Mark leads by example.”
Users who don’t accept the WhatsApp changes will not be able to read or send messages, but will be able to receive calls and notifications for “a short time.” If you’re affected by the changes, you can always delete your account, download a report of it, export your chat history, and head to another chat service with end-to-end encryption.
ที่มา : Mashable