While consumers throughout the world are ranting for privacy with regards to their digital devices and applications, government officials have spoken against the idea. One word to explain the opposition is ‘terrorists’. Consumer technology products and encryption is something that shouldn’t be put together according to the governments because eventually, terrorists need to communicate and this is exactly where these encrypted applications come in very handy. We were able to compile of list of apps ISIS uses to communicate. Chances are, you use them too.
Take a look at the apps ISIS uses to communicate below. Let us know if you too use these applications. Telegram Messenger is one such app that terrorists used even in Paris attacks. So the gravity of the situation is quite strong.
First on the list of apps ISIS uses to communicate is Mappr which can easily change location data embedded in photos that one takes. Using this application, one can easily take pictures with false information attached to it. This is useful for laying down a false trail or otherwise hide.
HushMail and ProtonMail
Both these applications, HushMail and ProtonMail offer their services free and they are easy to use too. They offer encrypted email. Of course, there is absolutely no way to ensure that the application is not used for “evil”. But while privacy has its advantages, it would seem that disadvantages are swiftly growing.
CryptoPhone and BlackPhone
Both these phones offer secure instant messaging and voice communication. They have been available to public for quite some time too. These are the phones that organizations such as NSA have trouble tracking. More often than not, they can’t be tracked at all.
Wouldn’t be useful if you could communicate without being connected to the internet? Well, FireChat does exactly that. It is “one of the most popular tools for getting around network disruptions.” What more could you need?
Finally on our list of apps ISIS uses to communicate is an IP masking tool. Using this particular app, a terrorist in one country could easily fool someone into thinking that he is browsing from Japan for example. In other words, it would be impossible to track down or pinpoint the exact location of said terrorist.
These apps ISIS uses to communicate were published in a manual ISIS itself released to the internet. So, privacy or no privacy? The dilemma is grave.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.