There is a lot of commotion when it comes to online privacy these days. NSA has been wiretapping many social networks, and online bulletin boards, and as a result even companies like Facebook have been stepping up their game when it comes to digital privacy. However, online chatting is still fairly open game to eavesdroppers and surveillance scams unless you take precautions or use specialized services - via TOR, for instance.
This has caused many online users looking for alternatives to keep their conversations with their loved ones or work buddies private. John McAfee, founder of the McAfee Intel Security software and famous for its anti-virus program, has came up with an anonymous messaging app called Chadder.
The app isn't anything particularly special yet. It comes with a basic design without many customization options. However, it excels when it comes to privacy. Its tagline is "Say what you want!"
The app is still in beta, but you can download it and try it out on various stores right now, such as Google Play and Microsoft's Windows Phone Store. Here is how Chadder's app description describes its aim:
"Aren't you sick of hearing about safety online because everything you post is permanent? With Chadder you have no more worries! We have a state of the art way to make sure we can never see your information! As developers we have worked to create an application that has security fully built in vs. just laid on top. The goal is to build an application that is fun and easy to use that happens to be private!"
It is interesting that John McAfee is focusing his efforts on privacy, and such apps as Chadder, due to him previously being an international fugitive. It makes sense for him to want as much privacy as possible knowing how recently he was on the radar - and for him to expand this capability to online apps and users around the world.
"CHADDER is an unprecedented messaging platform. We have developed this highly secure system with an extraordinary team of developers at the prestigious RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)," says John McAfee.
The app uses a secure key server encryption for its security. Keep in mind it is in a very early beta by all accounts so it should grow in scope and features over time, however it is already showing a lot of potential for non-TOR users looking for privacy.