• The CEO behind Signal explains how it became the red-hot encrypted messaging app promoted by Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey without venture capital or a plan for profitability

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Signal is undeniably having a moment.
    The encrypted messaging app has soared to the top of the charts for free app downloads on the Google and Apple app stores, where it's floated for over a week. More than 7.5 million people installed Signal between January 6 and 10 - a 4,200% increase from the previous week, according to Sensor Tower - spurred by data policy changes at rival WhatsApp and endorsements from the likes of Elon Musk , Jack Dorsey, and Edward Snowden.
    But Signal is an unusual tech success story. Owned by a nonprofit and funded by grants from the likes of...
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