A nonprofit organization was just revealed, made by the folks at Signal (the chat platform and app) and co-founder of WhatsApp, Brian Acton.
This nonprofit organization was “made possible” by Brian Acton and aims to “support, accelerate, and broaden Signal’s mission of making private communication accessible and ubiquitous.” In short, it’ll turn Signal into an organization into which funds can flow for the betterment of Signal, a truly private form of communication.
According to Signal, “The Signal Foundation completes our vision of Signal operating as part of a full 501(c)(3).” Signal had before now been taking sponsorship funds from the Freedom Of The Press Foundation.
They also announced that until their 501(c)(3) was in full effect, they’d be accepting donations through the Freedom Of The Press Foundation, too.
The first massive funding for the Signal Foundation comes from Brian Acton – to the tune of $50-million USD.
Acton was co-founder of WhatsApp, and remained with the crew through their acquisition by Facebook.