Tech-Fueled Privacy

Consumers turn to devices and apps to find quiet time

Implications - Consumers have begun to seek an escape from the public nature of social media, resulting in a slew of gadgets and apps dedicated to helping preserve privacy. This indicates a growing distrust toward apps and sites that require information for sign-up. It seems the social media-driven desire to share could be temporary.
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Private Cloud-Free Networks - The Neobase is a Device That Acts as a Private Social Network
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Mild 1,124 Clicks Pub: Apr 1, 15
Private Cloud-Free Networks
The Neobase is a Device That Acts as a Private Social Network
Neone is an Austin-based tech start-up currently running a Kickstarter campaign for its private social network device called the Neobase. Essentially, the Neobase device allows users to create their... [More]
Encrypted Social Apps - 'Minds' is a Secure Social Network That Puts Privacy at the Forefront
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Average 492 Clicks Pub: Jun 24, 15
Encrypted Social Apps
'Minds' is a Secure Social Network That Puts Privacy at the Forefront
Minds is a messaging app that shares many features with others on the market—you can swap photos, text and curated news feeds—but where it differs is with encryption to make it a super secure... [More]
Smartphone-Controlled Door Locks - A Goji Smart Lock Requires No Keys and is Completely Programmable
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Average 2,782 Clicks Pub: Jun 22, 13
Smartphone-Controlled Door Locks
A Goji Smart Lock Requires No Keys and is Completely Programmable
In an age where we never leave home without our smartphones, the Goji Smart Lock looks to add additional control from the device by allowing you to control access to your house. Transforming your... [More]
Spy-Blocking Devices - Online Anonymity Can be Gained with the Onion Pi Pack
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Mild 2,678 Clicks Pub: Jun 30, 13
Spy-Blocking Devices
Online Anonymity Can be Gained with the Onion Pi Pack
The ‘Onion Pi Pack’ allows people to have online anonymity in the midst of government intrusions. Online anonymity has been on everyone’s mind lately. Privacy has become a valued commodity... [More]
Anti-Surveillance Apps - The Surv App Keeps You Safe from Prying Camera Eyes
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Mild 1,143 Clicks Pub: Jun 18, 13
Anti-Surveillance Apps
The Surv App Keeps You Safe from Prying Camera Eyes
To help privacy enthusiasts and law enforcement officials find surveillance cameras, developers Kaza Razat and Khalid Mills created the ‘Surv’ app. The app maps out every outdoor... [More]
Sanctuary-Seeking Apps - The ‘Breather’ App Finds You Reprieve from Urban Life
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Mild 621 Clicks Pub: Jul 24, 13
Sanctuary-Seeking Apps
The ‘Breather’ App Finds You Reprieve from Urban Life
The ‘Breather’ app aims to help urbanites find quiet sanctuaries in urban jungles. Breather gives users access to private rooms in unused spaces for small periods of time so that they can get... [More]
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