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WhatsApp? Signal!

Some of my friends are big fans of WhatsApp, and have noted that I don't (and won't) use it, so I just wanted to briefly provide the major reasons why: It's owned by Facebook (and connected to the Facebook platform) and there are some major privacy concernsSince acquisition by Facebook, there have been major security concerns Due to similar problems, I advise against using similar apps like Apple iMessage, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, etc.
If you're really keen on using a "Whatsapp-style" secure messaging app (with group messaging, voice calls, etc.), there is an alternative that is free, open source, and run by a non-profit organization.
It's called Signal and can be found at:
I have it installed, so feel free to send me a test message to try it out, and let me know if you have any further questions about the various privacy and security concerns with some of these other messaging apps.
Further reading: https://www.te…

Facebook is over

Alright folks, I'm calling it.

It's quite sad, but as of 6pm Pacific on Feb 21, 2018, Facebook is officially over.

Soon it will join the ranks of MySpace, Friendster, Slashdot, Digg, Orkut, and Google+ as dusty old sites that nobody really uses anymore.

It had a good run.

For a while, it was the perfect way to keep in touch with friends and relatives, but somewhere along the line, it lost its way.

And unfortunately, I don't see a simple way back.

Let's hope they can prove me wrong.

But otherwise, I'm looking forward to seeing what's next.

What is next? Twitter? Snapchat? Instagram? I feel like they're all mostly dead too.

What's coming down the pipeline to help us all connect online?

Or are we all slowly moving back to our smaller, more manageable offline groups?

RIP Facebook, 2004-2018