Even before the start of the campaign, SAFEnet had already published a “Guide to Choosing a Privacy-Protecting Conversation App” to help Indonesians better understand which messaging apps protect their users the most.
The guide ranks the apps, from WhatsApp to Signal, using seven ideal criteria a safe communication app should have. For an app to claim that it is secure, it must be:
- Freedom from dependence on large technology companies
- Fully encrypted (E2EE)
- Multi-platform support
- Multi-mode communication (voice, text, video, and more)
- Additional features that help users.
Ellen Kusuma is a member of SAFEnet’s Security and Safety Division.