Improved Photo Privacy With Hidely App

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Hidely gives iPhone users photo privacy.

Lately, news headlines have been overtaken with stories about celebrity nude photos being leaked as a result of hacking. Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Rhianna and others have been targeted in what’s been termed ‘The Fappening’ and it’s causing some concern among average Joes and Janes regarding the safety and privacy level of their own photos.

Whether you’re snapping skin pics or just capturing moments with family and friends your photos shouldn’t be made available to the public because of a hack-prone data system. In an effort to combat photo hacking and improve image privacy a new free iOS app (sorry Android fans) called Hidely has been released.

When you take pictures with Hidely (or import what you’ve already accumulated) a double-encryption process is applied that renders your photos as ‘zero trace’. In other words, your photos are not stored on a cloud server. Instead, they’re kept on your handset and they’re encrypted with a double encryption lock that passcode protects them and makes them impossible to access by others.

Like other encryption services, Hidely doesn’t store keep track of your passcodes. If you forget your code they can’t help you retrieve it. You’re the only one who will know it. Without your passcode you won’t be able to view the photos in your image gallery.

So far seems like a handy app that’s worth using and playing around with. No word on when or if it will release for Droid. You can follow Hidely on Twitter to stay abreast of new release information and updates, including a possible future Droid version.

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Sarah Hartshorn is a marketing, public relations and social media professional with Vuze. She blogs about content, torrents, social media and a number of other tech topics. Sarah has been involved with traditional and digital marketing since 1998.