Recently WhatsApp announced new terms and conditions in the application. Thought to apply with effect from February 8, they generated controversy due to the amount of data provided to them Facebook, Are there any messaging app options that allow more privacy?
Following the controversy, other existing applications became popular, but they retain a little more respect for the privacy of their users, including Telegram O Signal, which seem to require fewer permits.
These two applications have recently received thousands of downloads, which seems to be a message about maintaining some “privacy” on their smartphones and what they store there. This is illustrated by Sensor Tower, which indicates that the Zuckerberg app had an 11% drop in its downloads. While, Signal saw the number of users increase 43 times more.
Of the four common apps, WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram and Signal, the worst privacy terms trained, is the latter. Powered by giants like Elon Musk, the app only stores the phone number, moreover, it has features like end-to-end encryption, which prevents anyone from sending the messages.
In the list follows Telegram, The app created in 2013 by Russians Nikoli and Pvel Drov was always presented as the big candidate to replace WhatsApp and asks for more data. In addition to the phone number, Telegram requests data such as the user ID, contacts and the account name.
When it comes to sharing sensitive information, the app allows secret conversations that seem more secure. Although normal conversations do not increase privacy WhatsApp,
In third place is WhatsApp itself, which really requires a lot of information. As requested by the foregoing, this platform requires, among other things, advertising data, purchase history, approximate location, email, payment information and contacts.
But who is without a doubt above Facebook, This requires data such as purchase history, financial information, user location, email, photos and videos, browser history and even fitness, among many other things.