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Signal to ramp up hiring after WhatsApp controversy drives download surge

Along with another encrypted app, Telegram, Signal has been the main beneficiary of online outrage around the changes announced last week, which require WhatsApp users to share their data with both Facebook and Instagram.

Signal was downloaded by 17.8 million users over the past seven days, a 62-fold rise from the prior week.

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