Privacy on the web and across smartphone apps is more popular now than ever. With the general public becoming more concerned about government spying and privacy protecting many developers are turning their focus toward creating software and technology that works to preserve privacy and provide anonymous exchanges.
Although we typically share information directly related to Android a new iOS app prompted us to put together a quick share. Developed by Foro Technologies, Truth is a messaging application that allows iPhone users to anonymously message their phone contacts without the recipient knowing who sent the message. The sender’s identify is disguised as an owl (with random personalities).
Once you send your anonymous text message with Truth the receiver will also need to have Truth installed in order to retrieve it. If they use Truth they’ll be able to view the message and if they don’t they’ll be prompted to download and install first.
A couple of concerns with Truth and its anonymous texts is the potential for abuse by way of anonymity. Although the company states that it’s primary concern is to create a safe and secure messaging environment users could cyberbully, stalk or harass someone. Note, there is a system where users can report unwanted messages or anything concerning and the developer will address.
Would you use Truth? What benefits or situations do you see it working well? Share with us below.
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