Even the owner of Facebook isn’t safe from the data leak. Mark Zuckerberg’s phone number was also leaked along with over 533 million Facebook users. The data leak also includes his name, location, relationship status, birth date, and Facebook user ID. I am Mark has changed his phone number since the data went public.
But the internet has his old number now and everyone can’t wait to see what secrets they can unearth. A security researcher did just that and revealed that apparently, Zuckerberg uses Signal as well. That’s ironic considering that the messaging app is end-to-end encrypted while FB-owned WhatsApp will no longer be encrypted itself. Signal rose to fame as a large number of users shifted to it in lieu of WhatsApp’s new terms of service. The same was the case with Telegram.
Dave Walker, a security expert revealed the information on Twitter saying that “In another turn of events, Mark Zuckerberg also respects his own privacy, by using a chat app that has end-to-end encryption and isn’t owned by @facebook. This is the number associated with his account from the recent Facebook leak”. You can view the tweet below.
WhatsApp itself used to be encrypted but now it is changing its terms of service which will come into effect from May 2021. One who lives by the sword dies by it. You take the data of other people and one day your own data will get taken. I wouldn’t be surprised if Zuckerberg was on Telegram as well. As the CEO of Facebook, he must take his privacy very seriously.
Again, this dataset of 533 million users is available for free and anyone that can use the internet can access it using a few simple google searches. Once on the internet, always on the internet.