5 messaging and cloud storage apps the government isn't snooping on... yet
0. phoneArena 07 Jun 2013, 06:42 posted on
Looking at the NSA slides it becomes clear that if we want to play it safe, or simply don't like our communication details being scooped up in bulk, we should be avoiding the big boys. There are some alternatives, however, which you can switch to in your everyday communications, is you are miffed about that whole PRISM thing...
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1. networkdood (Posts: 6264; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I wonder if the apps mentioned in the slides for Android are available, similarly, for iProducts?
2. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
This whole prism business is nothing new. There have always been government (and non-government) agencies snooping on the net, emails, SMS and call logs. Even if we never knew about, someones always watching.
11. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Change the rotten system, vote for the completely different parties....
3. SuperNexus (Posts: 113; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
So, are you suggesting to terrorist that they can use these apps for communicating.
I don't mind if Govt. collect my personal data.
I think people must understand that Privacy is not more important than nation safety.
5. tonygoz (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither
17. xtremesv (Posts: 194; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
"It is better 100 guilty persons should escape than that one innocent person should suffer".
This is a time when a new age of totalitarianism is rising for the sake of security. Let's begin the witchhunting.
4. tiara6918 (Posts: 1368; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Kakaotalk? But why? Sorry, I don't get it. I'm a heavy user of kakaotalk and kakao story btw
6. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
But... but... Obama is reading Phonearena! Now these 5 will be added to their snooping list soon...
7. madpiyal (Posts: 108; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)
This snooping should be made illegal. The so called "patriot act" should be revised. The NSA director went before Congress and flat out lied that it wasn't happening. The IRS went before Congress and flat out lied they weren't targeting anyone. The head of the DoJ went before Congress and flat out lied he had nothing to do with reporter wire taps. But data collection is done regularly but all in secrecy.
Lets consider again "Who is our real enemy?"
8. dickwyn (Posts: 586; Member since: 07 May 2012)
sadly i don't even use any of the listed app above
10. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
the government tracks you by your gps on in your car too big bro is everywhere 9/11 was a setup same for sandy hook to take guns away from us to have control of are life overseas they are trying to make one curretcy think ppl
18. madpiyal (Posts: 108; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)
Ya you are right partially (I know about NWO). Which will give more power over greater population.
12. projectmole86 (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)
Even tho the lack of apps is holding me back this is why so many people around the world still use blackberry so the government cant get into their stuff! And why bbm downloads on android and iphone will prob skyrocket after it is released.
19. madpiyal (Posts: 108; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)
Yes blackberry OS seems to be the only choice eight now. Hope something better will come up with Samsung's Meego ( or whatever its name is, I don't know specifically) and Firefox OS. Can anyone tell me what are the privacy issues in Windows Phone (I haven't tried one yet but thinking of)? Is it mandatory to have a outlook account to access app store? Does it automatically turn on GPS by default whenever you purchase a new phone or update it (It happens at the beginning whenever I try a new custom rom in Android)?
20. JMartin22 (Posts: 765; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
This article issues a lot of paranoia. I won't speak for anyone else, but if I'm not doing anything illegal, I don't care what some unknown government body knows what I'm doing.
21. Ronny666 (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
I just don't care about a particular country's safety. America is not the world. Most people who are concerned about personal identity being monitored shouldn't be feeling very paranoid unless if they are doing something illegal.