The Signal protocol underpins WhatsApp's encryption, but Facebook's ubiquitous messaging service doesn't hold a candle to Signal itselfSince WhatsApp has changed its data collection policy Signal has become overwhelmed by a new influx of users, which has caused some temporary problems, but they say it will be sorted soon. 5. Hope much can you trust Facebook?Perhaps the most compelling reason to use Signal is Facebook's long-standing lack of respect for its users' privacy. Facebook has an appalling history when it comes to data collection and handling, from the Cambridge Analytica affair to its practice of sharing data about users with phone manufacturers.It’s already proved that it can’t be trusted with WhatsApp user data that should, under EU law, have remained private. In 2017,
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