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Comment Sites that collect no PII can't sell or leak it (Score 2, Interesting) 219

A year ago, we launched a privacy site with the goal of providing a safe, secure, simple means to share information using end-to-end encryption. Without going into detail and without mentioning the name of the site, I can tell you that we succeeded and we have a small group of regular users. We don't have an advertising budget, so most users find us through google ("private secure encrypted"). Even those with no knowledge or understanding of how encryption works can figure out how to use this site. Since we collect no personal data, we have nothing to sell to advertisers. Eventually, there will be a nominal fee to use the highest privacy level ("secret"), but anyone creating an account this year will get to use the site free for life (or until the site is sold or terminated).

Comment Really serious about privacy? (Score 1) 1

Then you should consider You will always know who has access to the information you share online. You must grant access to your content and you control what others can do with it. The benefit of using is free end-to-end encryption via a user-friendly web interface. Users must log in to view what you write or upload. You can have a clandestine conversation online and be confident that no one else will find out about it.

Comment Re:You ARE to blame (Score 1) 220

"You ARE to blame" only if you do not at least try the tools that are available to you. The notion that security and encryption are not easily achieved is just not true. is a new website that is dedicated to protecting your privacy. It is simple, effective and free. We're waiting for you.

Comment Re:Old tangible vs. intangible model. (Score 1) 131

"People who want to have secret conversations will surely find a way to do it." In large companies, communications done via company email and IM are usually saved and archived. So, if one really wants to have a secret conversation, it needs to be over SSL and on a private secure site. I run a site that is new and off all company radars - It let's you have threaded conversations in near real time. You can share files and messages and both are encrypted end-to-end and while at-rest. You can create your own passkeys to protect your messages from hackers and anyone that is authorized to access the database servers. You can also use the multi-factor authentication option to prevent unauthorized use of your account.

Comment A Secure Solution for Socializing Online (Score 1) 451

If you want to have a secure, private conversation online and you don't want it viewed by any unauthorized eyes, including the site admins, then is for you. A thread is a conversation similar to those that take place on FB, however, you decide who can see each conversation and what they can do with that conversation. All text and attached files are encrypted using strong AES encryption while in-transit and while at-rest. Couple self-generated passkeys, secret messaging and multi-factor login authentication and you have an online Fort Knox. Other than an email address that you own (used for thread activity notifications only) no personal information is required to create and account. And best of all, it is free (for life if you create an account in 2010). Check it out. Socialize in secrecy.

Submission + - Is the public really concerned about privacy?

Mr.TT writes: I think not. I am the owner of a small SaaS development firm that has created a free web app for the GP to use to protect their right to privacy on the Internet. It can be used anonymously (if that's what is desired) and is easy to use. The site was launched in Dec. ' 09. The premise was "people want privacy on the Internet". The reality is "people like socializing on the Internet — privacy is for nerds". Facebook is an incredible phenomenon. Who does not know at least one person that loves and spends hours a day on FB?

I have been reading Slashdot for several months and I respect this forum. I am going out on a limb here, but I am looking for feedback on why Slashdot users think the general public is not as interested in protecting their online privacy as they are in using FB to explicitly describe their exploits during Spring Break in Mexico.

Our site,, was developed using VB.Net, SQL Server 2008, Telerik ASP.NET AJAX Controls, AJAX Uploader and wodCrypt ActiveX Component. We have been monitoring access to the site since its release and we have observed that most people that arrive at our home page via search engines do not progress past it. We have modified the Home page several times trying to find a design that encourages people to explore the site in more depth. That has been challenging and, for the most part, unproductive.

Do you think there are any circumstances where you would opt to use an ultra-secure site (verified by independent penetration testers — see our FAQ) like to communicate with a group of people instead of Facebook? Enlighten me — I'm all eyes.

Comment Time to stop using email for private comms (Score 1) 445 was developed with the assumption that there will be attempts to hack into your private online communications. As such, every bit of information and every file you share via is encrypted using 256 AES encryption. You get to create your own passkeys and you can use multi-factor authentication to secure your login. Combining these features makes your ThreadThat account an online Fort Knox. So, if you are concerned about communicating something sensitive online, this free service is probably your simplest solution.

Comment Re:chillaxinate, broheims (Score 1) 439

Fascinating "Thread". I typically just read on Slashdot, but I can't help myself here. I consider myself an Internet Security nerd of sorts and I created a website that was meant to give everyone an choice when it comes to secure communications on the Internet. No, I'm not going to make this an advertisment, but I had not even considered medical researchers as potential users. What I created has all of the latest security features (like 2 Factor Authentication) built into an easy-to-use, free web application. My problem is getting people to go to the site. There is a lot of competition in the security space. So, all I'm saying here is that there is at least one free, easy option for protecting PHI. It is HIPAA compliant. It will be free for life for anyone that starts using it this year. If you are really interested, search Google for "private secure encrypted" and you will find the site somewhere on page 1.

Comment Protect yourself while traveling (Score 1) 312

If you want absolute security while traveling, use Just launched November 1st, this free website provides the most convenient way to have threaded conversations via the Internet. Every bit of text you enter and file you upload is encrypted while at rest on ThreadThat servers using AES256 encryption. All communication is over SSL. No contracts, nothing to download or install, nothing to pay. Check it out at

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