Although WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are the two most popular messaging apps, ultra-secure encrypted alternatives like Signal and Telegram are both growing rapidly. They’re niche, but they offer privacy-oriented features that are attractive to those concerned about confidentiality, or living in regimes where surveilance is all-encompasing. Boston-based app analytics firm Apptopia took a look at user growth numbers for Signal and Telegram for those living in corrupt regimes. The firm contrasted the five most and least corrupt countries, according to Transparency International. In these corrupt countries, Apptopia found monthly active user (MUA) growth massively outstrips that from countries perceived as…

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