Burn Note Unveils Self-Destructing Messages

"Burn Notes" are sent with an expiration date for their display. The sender can set the viewing time for the recipient to read it. When expired, the note is dynamically erased from the screen and not available more.

Is there a better way to send secret plans or nasty messages that do not leave a paper trail? According to the website, Burn Notes are not just deleted from the screen, but from the server as well in a way that they cannot be recovered. Also, the recipient cannot take a screenshot and cannot copy and paste the notes, if the sender selects the "Spyglass" option. Unread notes are deleted after 72 hours of sending.

Of course, the terms of service state that the messages being sent should not be illegal in any way, which would include, hateful, intimidating or harassing messages.

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  • math1337
    You can't block screenshots. It's done at the OS level. Hit the buttons on iOS, Android, or a desktop OS, and you have some record. Won't hold up in court or anything, though, because your screenshots can be photoshopped.
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  • Anonymous
    Try and stop me from using my digital camera hah.
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  • Anonymous
    "Deleted from the server in a way that can't be recovered"

    But not, of course, before the NSA grabs a permanent copy.
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  • Anonymous
    "Deleted from the server in a way that can't be recovered"

    But not, of course, before the NSA grabs a permanent copy.
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  • Lan
    Quote:
    Of course, the terms of service state that the messages being sent should not be illegal in any way, which would include, hateful, intimidating or harassing messages.


    Yeah...because THAT'S enforceable...
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    Snipping Tool. I'd like to see you make THAT impossible.
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