aNewDomain.net — Is it confidential? The three apps pictured and detailed below — Confide, Secret and Wut — embody the concept of confidentiality. Well, sort of — they attempt to keep your confessions and secrets out of the public eye. But, as always, beware of hackers and snoops.
At least with these apps you will have the illusion that trolls can’t find you.
Remember “need to know basis?” What happened to that sentiment? It seems we gave that up a long time ago. Today we function in a social media gossip ecosystem, in a place where privacy is laughable, and those who try to attain such a concept only cover the surface. Facebook, the leader of a (forced) open life, has some private competitors: Snapchat, Tumblr Secret and Wut to name a few. But these are still just a partial solution.
Spam, for example, might still bombard you on a “private” app. Valleywag says:
I’ve reached out to Snapchat to see if the spam is related to the company’s callous approach to a security breach that forced them to hire a lobbyist for fear of dealing with lawsuits and FTC investigations. So far, there’s no mention of the spam outbreak on the Snapchat blog where the company recently addressed a leak that exposed 4.6 million Snapchat accounts.”
Welcome to the new relatively-normal state of privacy. You can be protected, but only from the general public. If someone is really after you and has some software capability, that person will get you. If you discovered an app that provides more anonymity than three featured below, please tell us. The other alternative, of course, is the dark net …
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The following apps, below, were reviewed and presented by Gary Vaynerchuk, co-founder and CEO of a social media brand consulting agency.