Top secret messages sent via Confide might not be so secret after all

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"No wonder politicians (and their whistleblowing staff) have flocked to message-erasing app Confide.

It’s like Snapchat for professionals who want to keep their discussions on the down low: it automatically erases all conversations, uses a version of the end-to-end encryption used by bigger rivals such as Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and a growing list of others, and avoids its rivals’ susceptibility to having messages screenshotted by hiding them until the recipient moves a finger or cursor over each line of text.
...class action lawsuit filed in New York on Thursday that claims that Confide drops the ball on two components of its touted confidentiality: ephemerality and screenshot protection..."

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