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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 recommend following those tips from Microsoft in the link above, keeping your software/apps updated (up-to-date), using an ad blocker/general purpose blocker browser extension like UBlock Origin (uBlock Origin), using a free version of an on-demand backup anti-malware scanner like Zemana AntiMalware Free as another layer of protection to manually scan files/drives/devices before you use or open them and scan your computer/devices at least once a week, and use skepticism and common sense to help you protect your privacy and yourself and your computer/devices et cetera.