Amnesty International has graded 11 of the most popular messaging apps in its Message Privacy Ranking, in which Snapchat and Skype received some of the lowest scores, The Huffington Post reports. "The apps were marked on their use of encryption and privacy safeguards, as well as how well they advised their users of the app's security, and whether they released details of government requests for user data," the report states. Snapchat received a 26 out of 100 on the organization's scale, while Skype received 40 out of 100. Neither app used end-to-end encryption, which Amnesty argues should be a given in messaging apps. "It is up to tech firms to respond to well-known threats to their users' privacy and freedom of expression, yet many companies are falling at the first hurdle by failing to provide an adequate level of encryption," said Amnesty's Sherif Elsayed-Ali.
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