Since long before Orwell, people have feared that our private lives are under attack. Today, those fears seem to loom larger than ever, and not just because proclaiming an “end to privacy” makes good link bait on the homepage of the New York Times.
Facebook’s privacy settings are notoriously difficult to control, Twitter’s only privacy function is a simple binary (on or off, public or private) and with more people syncing content across multiple platforms and devices the task of controlling just who sees exactly how much of your stuff seems more daunting than ever.
But these Big Brother-like organisations – governments, Google, Facebook – are not by themselves responsible for the privacy conundrums felt by everyday users of consumer technologies. More and more often we use the same tools to communicate both with professional colleagues and personal acquaintances. We work and we play on our phones, tablets, laptops and desktops - we tinker with spreadsheets and fiddle with Angry Birds, we schedule in SalesForce and chatter in Facebook.
Consequently our devices contain huge amounts of extraordinarily sensitive information – from credit card and payment credentials, to bank account and insurance information, to location data about where we’ve been and when, not to mention potentially sensitive work materials, or your sexting thread with that colleague after the office Christmas party.
And yet the devices in our palms and pockets are also, fundamentally, for sharing. We text, tweet and message each other, we huddle around our little screens to play games or watch a video clip with a friend. Happily, we flip through our personal galleries to show off pictures from the slopes last weekend, that incredible concert last month, this omelet I made for breakfast this morning. Which is fine, until there’s something in your general gallery that isn’t for just anyone to see.
In such a world, how do you separate the things for business from the things for your social circles from the things that are meant for your eyes only? In the middle of the end of privacy, how do you keep private things really private? KeepSafe looks to solve these problems through a simple mobile interface.
KeepSafe is a mobile app designed to give Android and iPhone users more control over their personal media.
KeepSafe is a space for hiding pictures and videos from the general gallery on your phone, a place to keep the things that aren’t for everyone to see.
Take a closer look at KeepSafe with the screenshots below.
User Testimonials: Adrian says:
This is a really good app to keep your privacy. Even if your friends hack into your phone you can hide your special items away so no one can see.
- January, 2013 Michael says:
My favorite app on my phone so far, and I have a lot of apps too. I have a lot of sexy pics of my wife I don’t want any one to see and even though my phone is locked I let everyone use my phone so it is really comforting to know my stuff is safe from my loved ones.
- January, 2013 Emily says:
So happy I found this. One of my main complaints with this cell is the lack of photo organization. I never knew what to do with all the pics that I wanted to keep yet didn’t want cluttering up my album. It also works great.
- January, 2013 Timothy said:
Excellent app! Great for keeping things private. Love the false PIN feature; it kept my girlfriend (now fiancee) from seeing photos of potential rings, maintaining the element of surprise. Highly recommended.
- August, 2012 Morton said:
KeepSafe literally saved my life after I lost my travel documents on a European business trip. I’m a seasoned traveller and ashamed I didn’t stop carrying around photocopies of my most important documents sooner. KeepSafe makes traveling easier and more secure.
- June, 2012