Bonafeyed Introduces Browser Toolbar Enabling User-Managed Protection of Facebook Content
For the first time, Facebook users are empowered to manage the privacy and security of their personal data
January 9, 2014, Burlingame, CA – Bonafeyed today released the Bonafeyed Toolbar™, a unique personal data security technology that enables users to manage the privacy and security of their digital content across cloud-based services. The initial release allows social media users to manage their personal photos across the Facebook social network.
Faced with almost daily data breaches, users everywhere want better protection for their personal data, in the form of practical solutions that are easy to use and do not impact their online experience. Bonafeyed’s patent pending technology is provided in a simple, user friendly toolbar that enables even the most novice person to encrypt their data and manage viewing rights across cloud-based services like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. These permissions persist wherever the data may reside and operate independent of any other rights management systems the social network may put in place.
“It’s impossible for the average person to know how secure or private their personal data actually is once they upload it to the cloud.,” said Todd Carper, Founder and CEO of Bonafeyed. “With Bonafeyed, users can manage who can see their personal data and how it is used, regardless of where it is posted, giving them complete control for the first time.”
Bonafeyed’s unique solution encrypts and decrypts data directly on the user’s computer. Only encrypted personal data is transmitted over the Internet and is stored on cloud servers of social media service providers in this encrypted form, making it impossible for anyone to view data without express permission from the user.
With the initial release of the Bonafeyed Toolbar, Facebook users can easily encrypt the data they post on the site and assign permissions for who can view the content. When a person with permission rights encounters the protected information, it is automatically unlocked using Bonafeyed’s patent pending technology.
Support for additional cloud-based services is currently being tested and will be released soon.
Users can download the Bonafeyed Toolbar for free at http://www.bonafeyed.com/.
Bonafeyed makes privacy personal. Our unique steganography technology brings the ancient science of encoding hidden messages to the social media age, empowering everyone to manage the privacy and security of their personal data.