Tag: privacy

Facebook Messenger Promises to Amp Up the Privacy Measures

It has been no secret that the Facebook messenger is suffering from serious privacy issues that have infuriated millions of its users, especially after many experts proved that the popular messaging app is indeed collecting private information about the users without any official consent. However, Facebook is planning to change the situation this year after the blue messenger started to suffer from a decrease in the number of users who use the instant-messaging app on a daily basis. The CEO of Facebook, recently, stated that focusing on providing the millions of users out there with the ultimate privacy features will ... Read more

WhatsApp’s Privacy Pirated By Facebook

It was 2014 when Facebook made the $19 billion deal to purchase the messaging app know as WhatsApp. At the time of the initial purchase, Facebook agreed that user information would not cross the line between the two entities, but rather that they would remain separate. Unfortunately, Facebook has gone back on its promise and made changes last year to WhatsApp’s privacy policy with a controversial announcement that data would in fact be shared. For instance, user’s phone numbers that are associated with their accounts will be shared in an effort to track profiles between both services, so that more ... Read more

Facebook Messenger Encryption Vs Whatsapp Encryption

The privacy plays a very important role in the mobile world where millions of users are active on a daily basis. The rise of the users follows the increase of privacy issues, possibly dangering for users‘ online security. The need for protection has become a number one topic among the mobile providers and most of them have already found the right solutions. The common term for security problems includes encryption system. This system functions in a specific way by allowing users to share messages, and preventing the third parties to intercept them. Facebook messenger has become the last provider who ... Read more

Threema Messenger Now Allows you to Send PDFs & GIFs Safely

Threema Messaging app is specifically designed for Windows phone, Android and iPhone and it focuses mainly on security. Threema Messenger was launched on the Windows Phone platform at the end of last year while a latest update for Android increased the total number of features of the app. A related update for iOS was just released recently. With this new update for Threema Application, Threema for iOS  users can now send PDFs, GIFs and many more file types to other Threema users safely. Threema encrypts all your interactions uninterrupted; such as files, group chats, messages and even status messages. With ... Read more

Why and How do Children make use of Snapchat?

Younger people are using the Snapchat app for various reasons; largest common factor probably is down to cost, after you’re on wifi, then sending a message using Snapchat is free. The traditional photo messages or sms text can be a little pricy to send; particularly for younger people who are out on ‘pay when you go’ phones.  And for a few people text message and posts on Twitter and Facebook are permanent. Snapchat provides its users naturalness to communicate without long term consequences, the trait almost absent completely from most of the social media platforms wherein the users connect with ... Read more