Good Morning, Mr. Phelps. This message will self destruct in five seconds…

By | February 17, 2015
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Send self-destructing notes -- well you know - like Mission ImpossiblePrivnote
Send notes that will self-destruct after being read

I love this cloud-based service. I can send really searing notes to EB and then have amnesia. She will blast me for something I supposedly wrote and I can say, “but EB, I never wrote such things to you!” And she’ll say, “Yes. You did!”. Well then, EB show me where I said such a thing. And she’ll go back and look and won’t be able to find it, it will be gone and I’m safe.

I can’t really describe what this service does, and I really can’t explain how it works, but the developer can and he does:

“Have you ever wanted to send confidential information within your work environment, to family or friends, but were afraid to do so over the internet, because some malicious hacker could be spying on you?

Privnote is a free web based service that allows you to send top secret notes over the internet. It’s fast, easy, and requires no password or user registration at all.

Just write your note, and you’ll get a link. Then you copy and paste that link into an email (or instant message) that you send to the person who you want to read the note. When that person clicks the link for the first time, they will see the note in their browser and the note will automatically self-destruct; which means no one (even that very same person) can read the note again. The link won’t work anymore.

You can optionally choose to be notified when your note is read by leaving your email and a reference for the note.”

I’m sure by now you’re thinking, “Hmmm…”, right? If so, check out Privnote at www.privnote.com  . It’s like you never even wrote it.

Let’s all send notes to the NSA!

PS: We’re not promoting scathing, blistering, denigrating messages here. We’re just telling you about a unique cloud-based service.

4 thoughts on “Good Morning, Mr. Phelps. This message will self destruct in five seconds…

    1. infoave Post author

      The premise of “anonymity” is only onion-skin deep. Terrorists are smarter than to think using something like this is going to keep them safe. The server still logs IP addresses. You can’t use this service to send death threats or anything else illegal or you’ll have agents knocking at your door. Your IP address can be used to find you right down to the house or apartment you live in – and the server records every ip address and the time – so no it’s not a boon for terrorists.

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