Facebook acquired WhatsApp in October for 19 billion USD. Yik Yak, an app that lets you chat anonymously with people nearby, recently landed 62 million USD for their next round of funding.
The bottom line ?
Messaging apps aren’t just a hot sector right now. They’re scorching.
But expect those that don’t keep up with security features to fall by the wayside quicker than a hot potato – especially on the heels of Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2014 about the NSA’s surveillance techniques earlier this year.
Trouble is, whilst messaging apps like RetroShare, Signal, Silent Text, Telegram, TextSecure, or Wickr, have gone to market, leading the way in their use encryption technology to ensure chats remain private, they aren’t getting the user base they deserve.
And there’s the rub.
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