Cyber Dust could just be the genesis of managing privacy. How does the execution of this messaging app affect how privacy issues are percieved?
A new app released in the App Store this week allows users to send texts, photos and other information and then erases all information shared by the app’s users.
“Cyber Dust is the newest and hottest way to chat,” the app’s description reads. “Don’t leave a trail of everything you say. Messages disappear forever and cannot be traced. Send safe, secure & fully encrypted messages. Don’t limit yourself to sending only self destructing photos when you can have entire conversations with text, photos, stickers and more.”
Features in Cyber Dust include: fully encrypted messages that are deleted forever, send and read confirmations, screenshot detection and will soon send videos.
Cyber dust is created by a company called Mention Mobile, which is owned by billionaire investor, and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban. The “Shark Tank” creator posted on Facebook this week announcing the launch of Cyber Dust, along with asking his followers what they thought of the new app. “Check out cyber dust, the new better way to message from one of my companies,” Cuban wrote. “Let me know what u think.”
Hours later, and after many complaints from Android phone users, Cuban said: “Thanks for all the comments on cyber dust. An Android version is coming soon! Until then if you have an iPhone try it and let me know what you think!”
Cyber Dust is free to download requires iOS 6.1 or later and 15.6 MB. To learn more about Cyber Dust, click here.