The recent Facebook data leaks have revealed that the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg uses the secure messaging app Signal, one of the main competitors of Facebook-owned WhatsApp.
Reports suggest that the leaked data includes Zuckerberg’s phone number, Facebook user ID, personal details that include; location, marriage details, and birth date. What is shocking for many is that Zuckerberg does not use its own company messaging platform rather uses a rival end-to-end encrypted app.
Cybersecurity researcher Dave Walker, wrote on his Twitter handle “In another turn of events, Mark Zuckerberg also respects his own privacy, by using a chat app that has end-to-end encryption and isn’t owned by @facebook.” Walker added, “This is the number associated with his account from the recent Facebook leak.”
After the news broke of Zuckerberg’s supposed use of Signal, the company retweeted a link to the story writing: “With the May 15th WhatsApp Terms of Service acceptance deadline fast approaching, Mark leads by example.”
Signal’s official Twitter handle trolled Mark Zuckerberg after this information came to light.
Not only was Zuckerberg’s data leaked, two other Facebook founders such as Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes were also leaked. Personal data includes telephone numbers, place of birth date, occupation, origin, marital status, and email address, and Facebook ID.