Because 25 million users left WhatsApp in three days (and went to Telegram)

There has been an upsurge in the use of telegram messaging since the news that WhatsApp changed its privacy terms from February 8, which does not affect Italy and Europe, where GDPR, the European regulator for security personal information. Telegram has registered 25 million new users worldwide in the last 72 hours, said its Russian founder Pavel Trov.

In the first weeks of January the app had more than 500 million active users – two billion on WhatsApp – and “25 million new users have registered with Telegram in the last 72 hours alone. “People no longer want to exchange their privacy for free services,” Drew said.

The founder of Telegram said the application has become a “great refuge” for those looking for a private and secure communication platform, and his team promises that “new users will take this responsibility very seriously”.

This is another chat signal that downloads have increased in digital stores since criticizing WhatsApp, currently recommended by Elon Musk, the world’s richest man and sponsor of Tesla and SpaceX.

“Despite the obligation to comply with the new Terms of Service, there will be no increase or any significant change in the sharing of data between different companies,” explains Ernesto Belisario, an expert in technology law, who told ANSA: WhatsApp urges users to accept new Terms of Service and do not approve new privacy, often in practice “

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