Thank you very much!
There are however some problems with those options...
Viber/Line/WeChat- What is less intrusive about them? (if anything I see even more permission demands).
Hangouts- Same problem, plus it's Google (the less information they have the better).
Kik- Now that was a somewhat promising candidate but after researching a bit I found that it secretly saves all your contact data on their servers ( http://dcurt.is/stealing-your-address-book ), a fact that make me suspect they do more surreptitious things as well.
Also, I was told that it cooperates closely with the police/inteligence agencies/other goverment institutions... so that makes me suspect them even more.
Have you ever heard of XPrivacy?
Telegram is a good suggestion but I'll pass on that too, due to: a) apparently it is actually more problematic than Whatsapp security wise on some aspects (storaged messages), though much better on others ( http://security.stackexchange.com/qu...elegram-secure ), and b) I still don't like some of the permissions ...
I was wondering... my searches lead me to this app called Surespot ( https://www.surespot.me/ ), putatively it seems like a convenient solution and it is ostensibly open sourced... The thing is, I have no idea how to evaluate its trustworthiness. True, it requires fewer permissions, but better having an intrusive legitimate app than a privacy conscious malware :P.
At least with whatsapp I have some trust in the publisher not to cross several lines (ie. abuse his permissions) while the other program... Opensource- sure, but how many people actually bother to inspect it? And warn others? And can the code be remotley changed? (though I suppose it is a security flaw so it should be warned about)...
Anyway, thanks and would appreciate more suggestions.
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