In times of social distancing, digital communication via messenger services has increased significantly. But what about the security of the big messenger apps? What is a “must” to ensure the security of user data?

There are around 80 providers on the current instant messenger market. The best known and most frequented example is WhatsApp. According to Statista, the messenger service under the Facebook group was used by around 79 percent of Germans in 2019. WhatsApp has over two billion users worldwide. However, there is still a lot of criticism of the messenger giant in terms of data protection.

At the beginning of 2021, WhatsApp announced changes to the terms of use – which was postponed for the time being due to global criticism. Among other things, it is planned that certain chat and user data will be automatically forwarded to Facebook in order to optimize advertising on the platform, for example. The catch: If you do not confirm the new terms of use, you will no longer be able to use the service, or only to a very limited extent. This step met with harsh criticism in social media and opened the virtual space for questions about business use of WhatsApp & Co.

Private individuals need to be aware of the security gaps. Companies should carefully weigh up whether they meet the wishes of many employees and allow WhatsApp on business smartphones. Anyone who wants to remain anonymous in the digital world and operate in a data-secure manner as a company will probably avoid WhatsApp.

Paraiba Talk App

Meet Paraiba Talk – your secure messenger alternative

Paraiba Talk is an innovative digital ecosystem for secure online communication. The app includes a messenger with chat, audio and video calls, a tool for online conferences, as well as e-mail and file transfer. The company’s promise is simple: “Your data is safe with us. Nobody is spying on you!”

Paraiba Talk uses end-to-end encryption which means that the messages can only be viewed by the sender and receiver. Furthermore, if you want additional security you can use a special feature to „hide“ your messages in a snap. And if you choose to delete a message, it is truly deleted forever.

With the Paraiba Conference feature you can enjoy the best technology in HD quality for your personal online meetings and be assured that all requirements for a private, secure and user-friendly online meeting room are provided.

Another amazing feature of the Paraiba Talk app is called Paraiba Parcel, where you can easily and especially safe send classified documents, due to a hyper secure encryption tool called „CCC“.

For more information go to the Provider’s website:

Paraiba Talk is a far-reaching digital communication service that protects the privacy of its users as the greatest asset through highly secure data exchange. Services such as messenger with chat, audio / video calls, web conferences, as well as e-mail and file transfer create an entire communication network at the highest level of security. The company's promise is as clear as it is simple: “Put an end to data espionage! Nobody reads or listens to your messages except yourself. Power to the People!"