Signal has become even more popular since WhatsApp updated its data sharing policy and required users to consent for Facebook to have their personal information. Instead, however, a backlash was generated, forcing large numbers of users to look for alternative apps.
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TOKYO, JAPAN – FEBRUARY 13: A man wearing a face mask uses a smartphone when walking on a bridge at night on February 13, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. At least 219 passengers and crew on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship tested positive for COVID-19, making it the largest center of the virus outside of China. Japan has also so far diagnosed 28 other people with the disease, some of whom are evacuees from Wuhan, and announced measures to ban foreign travelers from Zhejiang, as well as an existing ban on non-Japanese nationals from Hubei.
At the moment Signal appears to be working on an update that will …