Which Video Call Apps Can You Trust?

Which Video or Message Call Apps Can You Really Trust?

Facebook doesn’t use the content of your messages for ad targeting. But it does collect a lot of other personal information. It collects name, email, location, geolocations on photos you upload, information about your contacts, information about you other people might share, and even any information it can gather about you when you use the camera feature. Facebook says it can use all this personal information to target you with ads. It also shares information with a large number of third-party partners including advertisers, vendors, academic researchers, and analytic services.

WhatsApp is solid for video chat, and gets bonus points for using end-to-end encryption on users’ messages and calls. However, it is sullied by an overwhelming amount of misinformation on the platform. Especially during this global pandemic, conspiracies and fake news are being spread across WhatsApp.

Houseparty is admittedly more fun than some others on our list, but it comes with its own problems. Houseparty appears to be a personal data vacuum (though kudos to their privacy policy for being easy to read to tell you that).

Discord collects more information than we’re comfortable with. For example, it collects information on your contacts if you link your social media accounts. And then there’s the toxicity: dig deep enough and you’ll find some pretty troubling corners of Discord that are known for misogyny, racial harassment, and human trafficking.

Do you use a video/message app, and how safe do you believe it is with your data and images? For a full low-down on this subject read the full investigation by the Mozilla Blog at the link below.

Source: Which Video Call Apps Can You Trust? – The Mozilla Blog

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