Last week, researchers discovered a security flaw on the popular messaging app WhatsApp.

The Guardian reported that Facebook and other third parties could gain access to messages sent on WhatsApp due to the company’s encryption protocol, in spite of WhatsApp’s publicized stance on consumer’s rights to privacy.

WhatApp responded saying the report is false and insisted its messages are secure.

Whether the report is true or not, consumers should be aware of their privacy rights.

According to Pew Research Center, 52% of polled Americans said they were “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” about government surveillance of Americans’ data and electronic communications.

However, the government hasn’t taken user concerns into account and hasn’t passed or updated any laws that can keep up with the world’s decision to move online. New technologies that capture people’s data are continually being introduced to the market and used by consumers around the world.

Before you choose to use these new technologies and trust them with personal data, know your privacy rights and keep your confidential information safe.

Listed below are different laws that stand in between the government and your data, and solutions that can secure your conversations from all types of outsiders.


Solutions That Will Keep Your Data Safe

Macate has developed products that will safeguard your information.

  1. GATCA Elite 

For mobile privacy, prevent anyone from browsing through your text messages, emails, photos and private documents with the GATCA Elite, our secure cyberphone.

The GATCA Elite protects all personal data with patented, one-of-a-kind security features like Coin SL.  Coin SL completely shuts down the GATCA Elite upon SIM card removal and prevents people from rummaging through your private information.

  1. codetel messenger

codetel messenger runs on a cyber security software that keeps all messages private from unwanted eyes with advanced AES encryption. With a randomly generated private “key” for every message and attachment, can send emails, messages, contact lists, and voice/video callings that are highly protected.

codetel messenger runs on all GATCA Elites, and can be downloaded at the Google Play Store.

For more information on internet privacy and what companies keep your data private, visit our blog next week!