Facebook has been named the most secure company in a study of instant messaging apps.
Amnesty International ranked well-known services, with Apple coming second on the list with its iMessage and FaceTime apps.
“We are already in an age where incredible amounts of people’s personal data is online and that is rapidly increasing,” says Joe Westby, a technology researcher for the human rights group.
Snapchat and Skype were much lower down the list and Westby warns that “there won’t be any privacy in the future”.
Part of the research looked at how open companies are to requests for data from governments.