10/30/2013 » Articles, Smartphones
2) Text wisely You’ve heard of SnapChat, a secure texting app that lets you send self-destructing picture messages to other users. But it’s not actually all that secure, warns private investigator and co-founder of Know It All Intelligence Group Marc Bourne: “SnapSave (free; iOS and Android) makes it easy to save SnapChats without the sender’s knowledge.” Instead of SnapChat, Bourne suggests using a texting app with military-grade encryption standards, such as Wickr (free; iOS and Android). Wickr is similar to SnapChat—both users must have the app installed to send and receive self-destructing messages—but with extra security measures. Wickr is completely anonymous and deletes all metadata, such as timestamps, geo-location, and device information, from your photos and videos.