There are a number of reasons as to why we need secure messaging apps.In a test conducted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, most of the popular messaging apps (BBM, Facebook Messenger, Hangout, Kik Messenger, Skype, Snapchat, Viber, Whats App, Yahoo Messenger) we use, failed to tick most security standards.If you're sharing images with your significant other, the last thing you want is for those images to appear in your general photostream, popping up when you let a friend swipe through your holiday snaps.On i Phone, it's easy to fix: Go into your phone's Settings menu, then 'Privacy', 'Photos', and deselect Whats App from the list of apps whose images are fed into the photostream.
That is when we realised that our privacy was indeed being invaded.
Cybersex is commonly performed in Internet chat rooms (such as IRC, talkers or web chats) and on instant messaging systems.
It can also be performed using webcams, voice chat systems like Skype, or online games and/or virtual worlds like Second Life.
This suggests that while these apps are great, the companies might be using our conversations as an information to target advertising in a better way.
Moreover, reading our private conversations is certainly an invasion of our privacy.