Between you and me Privacy and security are two very different things that often get lumped together. Especially when it comes to messaging apps. Jerry Hildenbrand 24 Feb 2021 1 Source: Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central You just got one of the best Android phones and chances are one of the first things you’ll do is message a friend to tell them the good news. When we send a message to someone, we should expect a few things: that they’ll get the message, nobody else can read the message, and no other company is tracking anything we do while we’re chatting it up. Unfortunately, it doesn’t usually work that way. Most one-on-one ways to message someone are secure to an extent. Nobody can read your Twitter DMs unless they are logged in as you. Google and Facebook spend a lot of money to make sure the servers that transmit messages are locked-down tight. Apps like Signal and Telegram are developed with help from security specialists to make them secure. Most messengers are secure, but few are actually private. Unfortunately, privacy is another matter. Most messaging apps are designed to track you in some way. The developers want to know how… Read full this story
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