Safer Internet: Talk and Chat Privately

Why?

  • + More text messaging, and audio and video apps communicate over Internet
  • + Email does not provide end-to-end encryption, might not be erased completely
  • + Not all apps / methods provide the same security or privacy.

Basic

  • googleRead the privacy policies of services you use -- especially what they share or encrypt
  • [1] Use https: when available, but understand that eavesdropping may be possible even with encryption
  • iMessage and Facetime more secure than Skype?
  • Use less common apps
  • block unwanted callers (across Phone, Messages, Facetime), e.g., in Contacts or via "i" button in Recent Calls
  • iOS: (contact) > Block this Caller

Intermediate

  • secure can[2] Consider using video (ideally) or audio instead of text -- more difficult to capture and analyze

Advanced

  • [4] Secure phones

References

Android; Allo

Confide

iOS; iMessage

Kik

Facebook Messenger

macOS

Signal

Telegram

WhatsApp

Yik Yak