Technology has greatly changed the way we communicate with our friends and family. We used to gather together and chat face to face. But now we are becoming more and more accustomed to texting messages on our mobile devices. Sure, we can connect with whoever we want using a phone. But we are at the same time confronted with serious threats: information leaking and cyber hacking. Nevertheless, technologies are building better ways for people to shield their mobile privacy from peeping eyes. Read on to check out the latest technologies we can use to keep our communication private and safe.
The technology driving most of the private texting app is called “end-to-end encryption,” which means the data is encrypted on the sender’s device and only the recipient is able to decrypt it. Nobody in between, whether they are the Internet service provider, application service provider or hacker, can read it or tamper with it.
Self-destructing messaging is a much welcomed feature recently, for which Snapchat has long been known. You can choose to send messages that will be deleted immediately after your recipient has read it. This is a clean and safe way to send private, confidential messages and pictures and not having to worry about the consequences. No trace of evidence is left behind that could be used against you in the future
Worried if someone else ever peeps at your messages when you leave your phone unattended? Problem solved! Intruder alarm notifications alert you when someone has tried to break-into your account. Take CoverMe the popular private messaging app for example. When someone enters the wrong password to try to enter CoverMe, your phone’s front facing camera will take a picture of the intruder. The photo, time of break-in and even the GPS location of the break-in will be saved in a file for you to check later.