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posted by janrinok on Thursday January 13, @12:53PM   Printer-friendly
from the delegate++ dept.

Moxie Marlinspike leaves encrypted-messaging app Signal:

Moxie Marlinspike, the co-founder and chief executive of encrypted-messaging app Signal, has resigned.

He blogged it was a "good time to replace myself as CEO" after working on Signal for over a decade.

Signal recently enabled crypto-currency payments within the app, which has concerned some users. Mr Marlinspike remains a board member of the Signal Foundation, while the board's executive chair, Brian Acton, becomes interim chief executive.

[...] Mr Marlinspike - whose real name is Matthew Rosenfeld - blogged he had always hoped to reach a point where Signal could "grow and sustain" beyond his involvement.

"I was writing all the Android code, was writing all of the server code, was the only person on call for the service, was facilitating all product development, and was managing everyone," he wrote. "I couldn't ever leave cell service, had to take my laptop with me everywhere in case of emergencies, and occasionally found myself sitting alone on the sidewalk in the rain late at night trying to diagnose a service degradation."

More than 40 million people now use Signal.


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  • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Friday January 14, @06:33AM (3 children)

    by tangomargarine (667) on Friday January 14, @06:33AM (#1212624)

    I mean, if any of that makes you feel better ok.

    Like the "boys will be boys" you fucks have taken being an asshole to epic levels and want everyone else to ignore your shitty behavior. You should try Catholicism

    Sterling opener you've got here, champ. Way to convince "us" that you're in the right.

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  • (Score: 1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 14, @05:36PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 14, @05:36PM (#1212706)

    "Ess Jay Dubya"
    "Gotta be an asshole to get things done"
    "Old smart people are Republicans"

    Really tango? You are going to claim the high ground after those "brilliant" lines? Makes one wonder what other gems of "wisdom" you've got floating around. Any studies on acorns and human cranial volumes?

    • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Saturday January 15, @02:19AM (1 child)

      by tangomargarine (667) on Saturday January 15, @02:19AM (#1212836)

      At least I actually have arguments instead of just name-calling.

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      • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16, @02:41PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16, @02:41PM (#1213135)

        Those were just name calling. You're not too bright.