Messaging in 2021: Privacy v/s Security?

Should the user really have to choose between security and privacy to be able to communicate with friends and family?

What is the latest policy update?

If there is no major change in policy then why is it a big deal?

Are there any alternatives and are they any better?

iOS screenshot of Telegram in Apple’s App Store
iOS screenshot of Telegram in Apple’s App Store
User information collected by Telegram.
iOS screenshot of Signal in Apple’s App Store
iOS screenshot of Signal in Apple’s App Store
User information collected by Signal.

Security v/s Privacy