by Brandon Butler
While WhatsApp delays its new privacy policy, Signal has service outages due to sudden increase in popularity 1/15/2021

Nick Statt for The Verge:

WhatsApp on Friday announced a three-month delay of a new privacy policy originally slated to go into effect on February 8th following widespread confusion over whether the new policy would mandate data sharing with Facebook.

The update does not in fact affect data sharing with Facebook with regard to user chats or other profile information; WhatsApp has repeatedly clarified that its update addresses business chats in the event a user converses with a company’s customer service platform through WhatsApp.

You would expect the largest social media company in the world would be a tad better at communicating with its users. Meanwhile, Signal is growing so quickly they’re having service outages. They say on Twitter they’re adding new servers and capacity every day this week. You’re growing too fast is a great problem to have — and it’s all thanks to Facebook. And Elon. And you know, just having a really good, privacy-focused app that people feel safe using.