Seeing as we do a huge amount of our communicating via messaging services these days, it’s important to know what information we are giving out, and to whom. There are many messaging apps that bill themselves as being “private”, but which ones actually are?
We dig into WhatsApp, iMessage, Telegram, Signal, Session, Threema, Wire, and Matrix to tell you what’s what.
Written by Reuben Yap, C. Edward Kelso, and Naomi Brockwell Special thanks to Kieran Mesquita and Andy for their help with research Edited by Lee Rennie
The ability to share short messages instantly to someone’s phone has transformed the way we communicate. There are countless options: SMS, iMessage, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Signal… but how PRIVATE are these services?
In this video, go over some of the LEAST private messaging apps, and what to look for in an app if privacy is important to you.
In our next video, we’ll review some of the messaging apps that bill themselves as “private”… and whether they actually are!
Written by Reuben Yap, C. Edward Kelso, and Naomi Brockwell Edited by Lee Rennie
I barely remember part of three dream fragments that are so unclear that they do not make much sense, and one of them probably did not make much sense to begin with. 😀
The first dream involved me taking my automobile to be checked at the FN Automobile Dealership in R for a routine check-up to see if anything was wrong, during the day, but that is all that I can remember.
The second dream is super unclear, I just remember some of my direct family, maybe one or two people, and I were afraid of something.
Something strange happened, probably something that seemed almost supernatural, probably something ghost / spirit / unknown being related.
We did not know what it was or when it would come back or if it was still in the room/house, so we cautiously/scarily tried to deal with the situation, and most of the dream was slow-paced as we slowly moved around the house; but that is all that I can remember.
The third dream involved my brother CC, and at some point I found out or suspected that he once had a romantic relationship with an older woman who might have been a teacher or the mom of one of his teammates or someone like that & she had whitish colored skin with blondish colored hair; and I wondered if he was still dating his girlfriend or not when this happened, and so I confronted him about it.
There also was something strange that happened in the dream and my brother CC had some physical objects with stuff/data hidden inside of them, and he had the physical objects hidden in the house; I think that the physical objects looked like ceramic statues, and that they were supposed to have encryption/password protection or something like that.
The man who sold them to CC said that the encryption keys and/or passwords were hidden inside or on the physical objects, or something like that.
I am not sure what CC was hiding inside of them, but it might have been related to his past relationship with the older woman.
And someone, maybe the older woman and/or her husband and/or someone, had broken into the house trying to find something; and so CC went to make sure that his physical objects were still safe, and that is when I saw them & asked him what they were.
This dream had a bit of a strange mystery/conspiracy/or something going on, but that is all that I can remember.