Erasable Web Could Harm GoogleAdded: Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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This year, a small application Snapchat managed to put the fear into Google and even government spooks. The app quickly became popular amongst teenagers and college students as it sent messages, pictures and captions which disappear a few seconds after being opened.
The fears were that such self-destructing made all sorts of things possible, including the end of the power of Google. Although it will probably die out like most teen fads, the enormous success shows that there’s a demand for a type of message which, when opened, can never be seen again.
Snapchat messages can’t be searched, intercepted, stored or found by anyone, and the suggestions are that in 2014 we’ll start to see the rise of the erasable web. Apparently, it would effectively be a more private network, without the fear of every ill-considered photo turning up to haunt your job interviews. Although it might be less useful and impractical as a method to store old pictures or data, other less legally friendly and secure application will emerge.
Today the industry is spouting about how important mass storage on the cloud is, but at the same time it might appear that there’s a new market in getting data off the Internet. How can this harm Google? Today the search engine depends on snuffling as much information as it can on users to serve them up adverts. Once people start sending messages through systems that cannot be monitored and indexed, Google loses a lot of its magic ability. Although the tech giant still will be able to search traditional Internet pages, its personal edge of knowing everything about users will be lost.
With the pressure towards no-tracking and other privacy moves the tech giant is on a back foot fighting a trend away from information collection and into data privacy. Some industry observers predict that 2014 will be the beginning of a war between big data and secret data, and Google may lose this fight.
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Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
|posted by (2014-01-02 12:54:41)|
|It's about time,the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.|
|wont be long before they make an anti snapchat.|
|The Feds already won the ability to hold Snaps and view them before letting it pass on to the recipient. They can bust the sender and/or receiver of any "illegal" or "suspicious" pics or info. The privacy of the app is already a dead issue. They pounced on this very quickly.|
|posted by (2014-01-02 17:04:52)|
|not sure why people start business in the USA anymore.|
|I very rarely see an add now. I have adblock+ but I'm with you edddy on this..|
|Snaps are pretty easy to keep forever; anyone ever heard of screen capture?|
Where is it that the Feds already have Snapchat giving over any info?
They say they can recover the data...anything Man made can be Man broken...
|This seems to be controlled opposition. From the SnapChat website "Most of Snapchat’s infrastructure is hosted on Google’s cloud computing service, App Engine. Most of our data, including unopened Snaps, are kept in App Engine’s datastore until they are deleted."|
Now, if the messages are stored on Google's Cloud servers, of course Google has access and therefore so do all the alphabet agencies. A real solution would be to host this kind of application on an independent server farm, preferably in a country without major ties to the alphabet agencies, then it might work.
|@9 a good idea as long as the application didn`t use specific ports and protocols otherwise the MAN would just isolate and divert data through intermediary servers and play piggy in the middle with the data much like they have done with TOR on occasion and Google servers outside of the USA.(Piggy in the middle,haha,love that)I do believe that there will always be workarounds to repressive regimes control of the people and whilst they may have won round one in capturing data from snapchat at this time there will be better ideas and workarounds taken from this example to confound the powers that be in the future.|
|Considering the problem there may be several ways of using low latency communication to specific devices only to ensure the data is only opened by those who are designated to receive it and for it to be made UN-intelligible by any that attempt to force disclosure of the data without a passkey of some type,thereby making it one very hard to track and two a vexatious waste of time to pursue it given it may be just a picture of a funny cat when it is opened,lol,much like sending a private torrent to a specific Mac address by first sending a passkey for the torrent through I2P to open it on arrival or something along those lines,it would take a little bit of development and some collaboration between a couple of developers like Paul graham <PARG> but I don`t see it as insurmountable. what man can conceive can be wrought it just takes a little thought,my ditty of the day,a good article SaM. (;^D)|
|posted by (2014-01-03 11:04:58)|
|I read somewhere that in couple second before it's disappear, some teenagers on UK are manage to save the picture of their girlfriends while sexting using snapchat. It's an ongoing trial for those boys if I'm not wrong.|
|posted by (2014-01-03 18:49:09)|
|http://www.espiongroup.com/news/press/as-snapchat-hack-hits-4.6-million-users-espion-urges-firms-to-apply-robust @12 i have not heard of such but it would be pretty simple to screen capture one would presume before the message did its self distruct or even to use a 2nd mobile device to record the sext,as for those that use it for that purpose caveat emptor or its loose translation of let him beware has to apply,if you send it you always run the risk of it being seen by a 3rd party so ladies if you put it out there best be sure its not kept for circulation later.|
|so i guess people must not know that there are apps that save pictures you receive on snapchat? or just take a screenshot. not really that private.||
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