Take a look at Threema’s article:
Besides Threema, Telegram and Signal are often considered to be secure alternatives to WhatsApp. But are theses solutions really equal in terms of security and privacy protection? Is their approach even comparable? And how does their range of features differ?
In order to answer these questions, we have compiled a comprehensive comparison that shows how the mentioned services stack up against one another in different respects.
The comparison shows that Telegram hasn’t got what it takes to be a secure WhatsApp alternative: By default, end-to-end encryption is disabled, and messages are permanently stored on a server, where they could, in theory, be read by the service provider at any time.”
To continue reading the full article and to see the comparison chart, please click here.
Monday, January 18th. On an update of this news, WhatsApp Delays Privacy Changes Amid Users Backlash.After all, the pressure of the audience worked.
WhatsApp said on Friday that it would delay a planned privacy update, as the Facebook-owned messaging service tries to stem a backlash by users worried about the changes.
WhatsApp said it would push back the changes, to May 15 from Feb. 8, to give users more time to review what it planned to do.
This month, WhatsApp notified its users that it would give them new options to message businesses using the service and was updating its privacy terms. WhatsApp’s notification said users would have to accept the new terms by February or no longer have access to their accounts. Though little was actually changing, the company still needed user approval.
Many users and some media outlets interpreted the notification as a marked shift in WhatsApp’s data-sharing practices, mistakenly believing that the company could now read people’s conversations and other personal data. Misinformation spread through the service, touching users around the world.
If you want to continue reading The New York Times article, click here.
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