Others may be worried about confidential information, or be working in countries with a record of human rights abuses.
It is not the Home Secretary’s place to tell the public that they do not need end-to-end encryption.
Russell was 40 and going through a divorce, so he wasn't seeking anything serious. Shortly after creating his account, he got an alert that one of them had viewed his profile. In order to see more details and contact her, he had to buy credits.
When he saw an ad for the dating site Ashley Madison, which boasted 36 million members and the tagline, "Life is short, have an affair," he decided to check it out. Everyday, he received more of these come-ons — until he finally said, "Fuck it." "I'm like, ' Hey, all these women want to talk with me,'" he recalls. As anyone who's dated online knows, this is not entirely unusual. "I just figured they're not interested anymore," Russell says.
Most people won't be concerned about that because they primarily use apps like Whats App and i Message for their "features", she writes, and not because of the technology they incorporate to keep messages safe.