You can set your photos and videos to disappear from Telegram

Yet another messenger to adopt the Snapchat feature.

Without SnapChat or Telegraph, you can also set anything to disappear from everyone’s view – except those you want to be able to see it, use it, or destroy it.  And they don’t have to share anything with you except a means of identifying themselves in advance.  Curious?

Check out SafeJunction

Source: You can set your photos and videos to disappear from Telegram

Thanks to Marsha Collier and Mashable

Internet of Things a Spyglass on Workers?

“Congress is showing some bipartisan support for the “internet of things,” but some worker advocates say lawmakers may be overlooking the employee privacy implications of technological advances in the workplace.The House Sept. 12 passed with overwhelming bipartisan support a resolution (H.Res. 847) calling on policy makers to come up with a strategy to encourage the internet of things.The buzz phrase refers to the increasing power of technology to allow machines and people to communicate with each other via linked sensors, whether it’s a pacemaker that sends performance information to doctors or crop sensors that tell farmers when it’s time for more water.”

SafeJunction protects your IoT identity and data,

Source: Internet of Things a Spyglass on Workers? | Bloomberg BNA


Thanks to Bloomberg BNA

All of the Creepy Things Facebook Knows About You

“Facebook knows more about your personal life than you probably realize. As part of the company’s increasingly aggressive advertising operation, Facebook goes to great lengths to track you across the web. The company compiles a list of personal details about every user that includes major life events and general interests. For years, details have been murky about how exactly the social network targets ads—but the company has finally given us a glimpse into how the secret sauce is made.

If you’re curious about all the data points Facebook is using to target ads to you, here’s the full list:

Education level
Field of study
Ethnic affinity
Income and net worth
Home ownership and type
Home value
Property size
Square footage of home
Year home was built
Household composition
Users who have an anniversary within 30 days
Users who are away from family or hometown
Users who are friends with someone who has an anniversary, is newly married or engaged, recently moved, or has an upcoming birthday
Users in long-distance relationships
Users in new relationships
Users who have new jobs
Users who are newly engaged
Users who are newly married
Users who have recently moved
Users who have birthdays soon
Expectant parents
Mothers, divided by “type” (soccer, trendy, etc.)
Users who are likely to engage in politics
Conservatives and liberals
Relationship status
Job title
Office type
Users who own motorcycles
Users who plan to buy a car (and what kind/brand of car, and how soon)
Users who bought auto parts or accessories recently
Users who are likely to need auto parts or services
Style and brand of car you drive
Year car was bought
Age of car
How much money user is likely to spend on next car
Where user is likely to buy next car
How many employees your company has
Users who own small businesses
Users who work in management or are executives
Users who have donated to charity (divided by type)
Operating system
Users who play canvas games
Users who own a gaming console
Users who have created a Facebook event
Users who have used Facebook Payments
Users who have spent more than average on Facebook Payments
Users who administer a Facebook page
Users who have recently uploaded photos to Facebook
Internet browser
Email service
Early/late adopters of technology
Expats (divided by what country they are from originally)
Users who belong to a credit union, national bank or regional bank
Users who investor (divided by investment type)
Number of credit lines
Users who are active credit card users
Credit card type
Users who have a debit card
Users who carry a balance on their credit card
Users who listen to the radio
Preference in TV shows
Users who use a mobile device (divided by what brand they use)
Internet connection type
Users who recently acquired a smartphone or tablet
Users who access the Internet through a smartphone or tablet
Users who use coupons
Types of clothing user’s household buys
Time of year user’s household shops most
Users who are “heavy” buyers of beer, wine or spirits
Users who buy groceries (and what kinds)
Users who buy beauty products
Users who buy allergy medications, cough/cold medications, pain relief products, and over-the-counter meds
Users who spend money on household products
Users who spend money on products for kids or pets, and what kinds of pets
Users whose household makes more purchases than is average
Users who tend to shop online (or off)
Types of restaurants user eats at
Kinds of stores user shops at
Users who are “receptive” to offers from companies offering online auto insurance, higher education or mortgages, and prepaid debit cards/satellite TV
Length of time user has lived in house
Users who are likely to move soon
Users who are interested in the Olympics, fall football, cricket or Ramadan
Users who travel frequently, for work or pleasure
Users who commute to work
Types of vacations user tends to go on
Users who recently returned from a trip
Users who recently used a travel app
Users who participate in a timeshare”

[Washington Post]

Just in case you thought that they respected your privacy.  But after all, its free, right?

You might look at SafeJunction

The Creepy Things Facebook Knows About You

Thanks to Gozmodo

Encryption Is a Luxury

“The people that most need privacy often can’t afford the smartphones that provide it.”

We disagree!  As recent events surrounding the FBI Apple face-off attest, on-device privacy is impossible.  With the SafeJunction your data is removed from the device so physical security in no longer an issue.  Obviously, wherever the data lands, especially with public services like Google and Dropbox, will determine future physical security while our technology will privatize your data and permit YOU to control access wherever, whenever.

Source: Encryption Is a Luxury

Thanks to The Atlantic

Researchers exploit weakness in Apple iMessage encryption

“John Hopkins researchers were able to exploit a vulnerability in iOS 9.3 and decrypt media sent across the iMessage platform.”

The SafeJunction Digital Identity Vault platform is OS and transport agnostic – a great advantage for the security and privacy of your data.

Source: Researchers exploit weakness in Apple iMessage encryption | ZDNet


Thanks to ZDNet

Your Digital Footprint and Why You Need To Manage It

“Our always online lifestyle leaves a digital footprint that contains all of your activity online from all of your devices. As a prospective employee, how are you managing your digital footprint?”


This post would suggest that most if not all of us have little or no awareness of the trail we leave when we use the Internet each day, nor do we have any control of the digital information that our expanding array of IoT devices accumulate and catalog.


We might want to consider some ways of changing the situation.

Source: Your Digital Footprint and Why You Need To Manage It | Daniel Burrus | LinkedIn

Thanks to Daniel Burris and LinkedIn

The Military and VPNs

VPNs have been around for a long time, but they require a great deal of technical support and maintenance to be successful and easy to use in the wild.  Between offices and organization maintained laptops they work very well.  But for those without technical support they can be troublesome especially when configuration changes are made or breaches are remedied.

Safejunction Digital Identity Vault services (available 4th quarter 2015) have re-invented the VPN by eliminating gateway maintenance entirely.  For more information visit for updates on new products and services.

Source: The Military and VPNs

Thanks to Private WiFi