Seeing as we do a huge amount of our communicating via messaging services these days, it’s important to know what information we 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
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Permanent Record – Edward Snowden
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald
What has the government done to our money – Rothbard
Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!
Use the Brave browser! https://brave.com/nao076
USB-C to ethernet adapter:
Lightening to ethernet adapter:
Faraday bag wallet (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, and phone)
Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)
Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe!)
Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data)
Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)
Privacy Tip: Don’t use wifi, and if you must, append the tag ‘_nomap’ or ‘_optout’ to your SSID to stop other websites tracking your location.