Mark Zuckerberg (MARK ZUCKERBERG) is 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries/regions, whose personal data was posted on a forum by hackers.
Zuckerberg’s phone number, location, name, date of birth, marriage details and Facebook user ID were all stolen personal information. Internet researcher Dave Walker confirmed that the personal data of Facebook co-founders Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz had been leaked.
Walker wrote on Twitter: “In unusual incidents, Mark Zuckerberg also respected his privacy and used a chat application that has end-to-end encryption and is not part of Facebook.”
The application Zuckerberg uses is called Signal.
Signal is a secure message encryption application used by 20 million people. It can be understood as an alternative to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, iMessage and SMS. This signal can be used for Android, iPhone and iPad. You only need to add a phone number, and it’s completely free.
Signal’s user experience is just like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other popular chat apps. It is a messaging application that has features such as single messages, groups, stickers, photos, file transfers, voice calls and even video calls. You can have group conversations with up to 1,000 people, and group conversations with up to 8 people.
The signal is not owned by large technology companies, but thrown by a non-profit foundation funded by donations. Unlike Facebook, Signal owners don’t even try to make money. Howtogeek.com writes that Signal will not attempt to collect information about you or show you advertisements.
All communications on the signal (including single messages, group messages, file transfers, photos, voice calls and video calls) are end-to-end encrypted. Only the people involved in the exchange can see them, and the company that manages Signal cannot see them even if they want to.
This is very different from traditional messaging applications. For example, Facebook can access everything you say in Facebook Messenger.
The signal also provides other privacy protection features, including self-destructing (disappearing) messages, which will be automatically deleted after a period of time.
The signal does not collect information about you. Even if Signal succumbs to the subpoena and is forced to disclose what it knows about you, it doesn’t matter, because the company knows almost nothing about you and your activities on Signal. This signal can only display your account phone number, last connection date and account creation time.