WhatsApp Co-Founder to Lead Signal Messaging App as Interim CEO

From PC Mag: Messaging app Signal is getting a new interim CEO in Brian Acton, the WhatsApp co-founder who left Facebook on bad terms several years ago.

Outgoing Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike announced today that he's stepping down after spending almost a decade developing the code behind the encrypted messaging service.

“It has always been my goal for Signal to grow and sustain beyond my involvement,” Marlinspike wrote in a blog post. Four years ago, he was in charge of writing most of the code for the Signal messaging service. Since then, the development team has expanded to 30 people.

“​​Simultaneously, Signal has grown in adoption and popularity around the world even faster than I imagined,” he added. “It’s difficult to overstate how important Signal is to me, but I now feel very comfortable replacing myself as CEO based on the team we have, and also believe that it is an important step for expanding on Signal’s success.”

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