... can see my encrypted posts, pictures, and messages?
- Only you and the people you've specified in the group.
- Bonafeyed users not in the group only see a place holder image or the text "Privatized by Bonafeyed"
- Without Bonafeyed installed only a place holder image or encrypted text with a header describing where to download Bonafeyed is displayed.
- Server admins cannot see the clear information, nor can network sniffers.
... can sign up for a Bonafeyed account?
Anyone, just download the iPhone App or browser enhancement and Register.
... can find out my email address?
As far as we know - no one. We don't keep or store your email address. Instead, we store a SHA512 of your email address. The algorithm cannot be reversed. We can find your list of friends, but we don't keep the email addresses of you or your friends which means we cannot contact you or sell or provide your email address. It may seem unbelievable, but servers shouldn't need to keep a re-usable form of your email address.
... has open access to the database?
No one, usually. Of course, Law Enforcement could present an order from the Court requiring us to provide general access. But, as noted, we don't know who you are or how to contact you, nor do we have any personal identifiable information.
No one wants to have their server hacked. But whether the server is hacked from inside or outside, you have to expect that it can happen. Someone may get into our database, but we don't have info about you that can harm you if released. For example, we don't know where your files are stored and we don't have your login information for Facebook, OneDrive, Gmail, or any other service you may use. We have deliberately designed Bonafeyed so that we can't be compelled to reveal information we don't have.
... should use Bonafeyed?
Everyone. If you have any desire to control your Privacy, then Bonafeyed is a necessity. Do you like that pictures you upload to Social Media can be used by the service provider, freely? Do you like having your emails scanned and then receiving ads pertaining to your "private" conversations? Do you like being censored because your writings are considered politically incorrect? Bonafeyed gives you back control of your Privacy.
Encrypting your messages (emails or postings) with Bonafeyed allows you to decide who can see the message. Now you can't accidently offend someone you don't know. If a friend tells you that he doesn't like your jokes, just remove him from the Joke group. Simple. Clean. No reason for the Internet police to invade your privacy.
... types of information can Bonafeyed protect?
Text and Pictures. (In the future, Audio and Video will be supported as well.)
... is my information stored?
Your encrypted pictures are stored on the cloud server you choose when you upload the file (e.g., OneDrive) and a placeholder picture is then stored by the social media service.
Your emails may reside indefinitely on all of the various email servers which passed them along. But, every message protected by Bonafeyed stays encrypted on the server and is only decrypted after it arrives on your machine to be viewed.