Signal App – level 2

25-01-2021 07:00

In 2009, Brian Acton and Jan Koum created a mobile app, WhatsApp. WhatsApp users could make free calls, video calls or send messages.

In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for 22 billion dollars, and it wanted to make money from it. Facebook wanted to make money from companies and advertisers, but it was necessary to get some information about WhatsApp users. Acton did not like this, and in 2017, he resigned from his job in WhatsApp.

In 2018, Acton started a new company called Signal Messenger. It can do many similar things as WhatsApp, but it does not have problems with privacy. It is safe and nobody can read a message except the person who the message is for. Signal is becoming very popular and many WhatsApp users are starting to use Signal.

Difficult words: advertiser (a person or company which has a product and pays somebody who shows it to people and people buy it), resign (to end a job), privacy (when other people cannot know some information about somebody).

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