Signal hits No. 1 in Apple's App Store after Elon Musk boost

Originally published at: Signal hits No. 1 in Apple's App Store after Elon Musk boost

After WhatsApp announced a more Facebook-friendly privacy policy, tech billionaire Elon Musk nonchalantly suggested using a more secure, encrypted messaging service. As Apple App Store and Google Play rankings show, people followed Musk’s advice. Musk’s tweet came in early last Thursday with only two words: “Use Signal.” That ignited a download storm for the WhatsApp alternative. As longtime…