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Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike techniques down

Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike steps down

Moxie Marlinspike at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in September 2017.

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Sign, the encrypted-messaging app, is on the lookout for a new CEO immediately after Moxie Marlinspike mentioned Monday he’s stepping down. Just after foremost the organization for nearly a ten years, Marlinspike suggests now is a superior time to uncover a substitution. 

“I now experience extremely at ease replacing myself as CEO primarily based on the group we have, and also imagine that it is an significant action for expanding on Signal’s results,” Marlinspike said in a blog site article. 

The interim CEO for Signal will be Brian Acton, who is on the Sign Basis board, and the management changeover will acquire spot more than the future month. Marlinspike will also stay on the board as the corporation lookups for a new CEO, and will be speaking to achievable candidates. 

Signal debuted in 2014, but it shot up in level of popularity past 12 months adhering to a tweet from Elon Musk recommending the app. Users can send text, video and audio via the app with conclude-to-stop encryption identical to WhatsApp and Telegram