Thursday, April 19, 2018

SecureTribe adds more privacy protection


Now that we know how careless Facebook can be with our personal data, I expect more people will be exploring alternative sharing services that offer a higher level of security.

The recent news prompted me to take another look at SecureTribe, a private sharing app that I reviewed when it was launched last year.

The iOS app lets users create photo albums for different groups called tribes and it uses encryption technology to keep photos and videos secure. Only members of the designated tribe have the decryption key required to view that group’s album.

Tribes can be public or private. You might create a private tribe to share images from that weekend in Las Vegas and public tribe to share photos of your band or sports team. Check out my video below to see how I set up and used SecureTribe.

This month the app's developers released several new improvements that make the app more secure and useful. For example, users can now include more details in their personal profiles and a tribe owner can see which of their friends 'liked' post. 

A new security feature will detect an attempt to make a screen capture. Images in a private group are for member eyes only and anyone who tries to screen capture will be ejected from the group. Other improvements include easier navigation, faster response times and support for iPhone X.

For more details, check out the SecureTribe website and @SecureTribe on Twitter. The app is available as a free download in the iTunes App Store.


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