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The new terms and conditions share Whatsapp data with Facebook, prompting millions of users to switch to Signal and Telegram.
- Whatsapp's new terms and conditions effectively force users to consent to sharing their data with Facebook if they want to continue using the app.
- Millions have opted to switch to Signal and Telegram, both of which offer true encrypted messaging that cannot be seen by anyone besides the senders and recipients.
- Signal has been downloaded nearly 8 million times over the past week, whereas Telegram has been downloaded about 6 million times.
- Experts believe that their surge in users is also due to the recent coordinated shut down of conservative social media platform Parler by tech giants.
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