WhatsApp and elected Facebook more secure discussion applications according to Amnesty [Exclusive Guide]
Amnesty International is an association of fight against violations of human rights around the world. It focused on the case of chat applications, many to be used around the world, to come out the best. From their point of view, Facebook Messenger is in the lead by being the most secure according to specific criteria.
chat applications have conquered the world, and for good reason: they are so much more practical and versatile than the simple TEXT that it has been relegated to the background. But an essential put them above the rest: their safety.
It must be said that through internet offers increased opportunities, like end-to-end encryption that has enabled WhatsApp for billions of users . Many services are even more far, pushing Amnesty International to investigate their cases.
The Organization has indeed made a ranking of the most secure applications of discussion. And according to her, it’s Facebook Messenger / WhatsApp, both owned by Facebook , who win the hand! iMessage to Apple is second, while Telegram closes the top 3:
- Facebook Messenger WhatsApp and
- Kakao Inc
it is quite ironic to see WhatsApp be accompanied by Facebook Messenger which does not enable encryption by default , but Amnesty decided that end-to-end encryption was not the only criterion on which this classification is performed.
Indeed, they also judged the ability of companies to recognize pirate threats, but also their willingness to provide data of its users to the Government without question. In short, all that matters to keep the privacy of its users the most.
However, there are many alternatives to WhatsApp but these have not necessarily been studied. Amnesty takes the Signal case in example, the more secure according to Edward Snowden, who is not quite “mainstream” to integrate the classification.