KTLA January 22, 2021 – There’s a Key Difference Between Messaging apps Telegram and Signal You Should Know About
“We’re seeing a heightened awareness [to privacy] because it’s in our face constantly about how our data is being used, explained Steve Tcherchian, a cybersecurity expert at XYPRO Technology Corp. “Facebook doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to privacy data protections.”
“If I send an encrypted message to somebody, they’re the only person with the key to unlock that message, no one else can see it, not even the application developer,” explained Tcherchian.
Because of the backlash, WhatsApp has now delayed its changes until May 15 – they were supposed to take effect in February.
But that hasn’t stopped millions of users from downloading alternatives, including Telegram and Signal.
Telegram is a messaging app headquartered in Dubai with 500 million users. The company says 25 million people recently joined. Meanwhile, Signal got a big boost in downloads thanks to Tesla’s Elon Musk, who tweeted simply, “Use Signal.”
To read the full interview, please visit KTLA.com.
Steve Tcherchian, CISSP, PCI-ISA, PCIP is the Chief Product Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for XYPRO Technology. Steve is on Forbes Technology Council, the NonStop Under 40 executive board, and part of the ANSI X9 Security Standards Committee.
With over 20 years in the cybersecurity field, Steve is responsible for the strategy and innovation of XYPRO’s security product line as well as overseeing XYPRO’s risk, compliance, and security to ensure the best experience for customers in the Mission-Critical computing marketplace.
Steve is an engaging and dynamic speaker who regularly presents on cybersecurity topics at conferences around the world.