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5 Privacy Friendly Android Apps You Should Be Using


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Privacy is a major concern for most smartphone users. Most applications require access to features like storage, phone calls, microphone and much more. Furthermore, we simply grant these permissions without thinking twice. Well, there are a few privacy friendly apps that can act as an alternative to your regular applications and help you stay secure.

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1. DuckDuckGo


DuckDuckGo is the most secure web-browser available for Android users. The browser doesn’t use cookies to track you, it doesn’t collect any personal data, doesn’t log your searches, and it even hides your IP address from sites you visit. Furthermore, you get all standard browsing functionality like tabs, bookmarks and autocomplete. Fire Button allows users to clear all your tabs and data with one tap.


2. Telegram


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Next application on the list takes your messaging experience to a new horizon. Telegram offers dozens of nifty features but security is one of its major highlights. The app uses a combination of 256-bit symmetric AES encryption, 2048-bit RSA encryption, and Diffie-Hellman secure key exchange to keep your messages secure.

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3. ProtonMail

ProtonMail is an email app that offers end-to-end email encryption. All of the data used by the app is protected under the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DPA) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection Ordinance (DPO).


Well, For additional security, emails sent with ProtonMail can be set to “self-destruct” after a specified time period. Overall the application is a perfect privacy friendly email client.


4. Betternet


Betternet is the most secure VPN application that helps users to access the internet from different locations. Unlike other VPN apps, Betternet uses a creative revenue model to avoid the pricing offered by other VPN apps, meaning that users can enjoy all the benefits of VPN without any limits on data usage or features. Betternet is also available as a Chrome extension.


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5. LastPass


The last application on the list is an encrypted password manager known as LastPass. Well, LastPass provides an encrypted password vault using device-level AES-256 bit encryption with PBKDF2 SHA-256 and salted hashes to store your passwords securely. Furthermore, you can autofill passwords using a master password or fingerprint, and passwords.


If you know any other privacy-friendly app which you think should be included in this list, do share it with us in the comment section below.



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