Snapchat meets WhatsApp in Cyber Dust app’s message-disappearing app
Parenting in the modern world encourages kids to be in person, face-to-face with someone when telling something secretive, possibly inappropriate, or desirably “off the record.” Anything digital can be traced back to the source. There are deep, dark corners of the Internet, but The Silk Road was still uncovered. There are privacy promises made, but Snapchat was still hacked. There are emails that are encrypted, but still, people gain access to confidential information. Imagine never leaving a digital footprint again. Cyber Dust, an app that automatically deletes every message, picture, emoji, and interaction as soon as it is read, is one of the first apps to completely delete any traceable messages (unless someone takes a screenshot, of course). Mark Cuban Changes Digital Footprints Forever
Some people are calling it a fusion between WhatsApp and Snapchat. You are notified if someone does take a screenshot, but otherwise, everything is deleted. In fact, it is never stored to begin with. Mark Cuban is the leader behind this app and believes that Cyber Dust regains control over our words. All social media and online activity can be compiled to create a profile of someone. This allows users to talk, in some ways, without permanent consequences.
So here are the specifics right from cyberdust.com “Messages disappear on the device exactly 30 seconds after they are sent. Messages disappear off of the recipients device and our servers 30 seconds after the recipient enters the chat room and reads the received message. If the recipient does not open the chat room to read a received message within 12 hours, the message will expire and be deleted from our servers forever.”
People are jumping on board with excitement. Finally, a way to say what you want, to whomever you want, without every worrying about physical proof it was said. People learned with Snapchat that some photos should really only last for as long as the receiver sees it. Could people finally loosen their ties a little bit when sending joking texts to co-workers about a boss? Can people finally lose responsibility for (and memory of) drunken texts to exes? This app may prove to be more invaluable than expected.