You need to be aware of what security measures and privacy policies a company’s app has in order to understand how well data that you share with it are protected. The Analytical department of Falcongaze has reviewed the platform Discord, which is becoming more and more popular among people of different interests.
To begin with, the developers do their best to make Discord the most secure environment for users. They do not sell or share data with third parties. Messages are not monitored. On its website, Discord informs that only images can be scanned, but messages are private.
Message scanning depends on privacy policies that are configured by users. There are three modes on the platform: “Keep me safe”, “My friends are nice”, and “Do not scan”. Each mode has its own scanning configurations for presence of prohibited content.
Discord stores the information that a user provides it with in order to gain access to the services of the platform and register in Discord (name, e-mail address, messages, images etc.). IP-address, device ID, and activity information in Discord services are tracked automatically. You can also sign in to social media using the platform. In this case, Discord will have an access to your social media data (ex. list of contacts).
Discord also uses cookie files. However, a user can switch them off. A user also can contact the company and ask to remove their data. Discord will inevitably consider your question.
The company does all possible to protect your data and not let it fall into the wrong hands. Nevertheless, this goal is difficult to achieve if you yourself do not care for your data. For instance, the company recommends: