Co-Founder and Chairman of Confide
Date of birth: February 27, 1980
Place of birth: Vienna, Virginia
Confide is a secure messaging app that shows messages in parts, thus ensuring that they are protected from copying.
According to the developers, their product makes messages fully encrypted and thus can be read by the recipient only. What is more, messages can be read only once, then they self-destruct and cannot be recovered.
This whole process of corresponding in Confide is interesting to watch: a message is concealed, to read it, you need to swipe on it. The same thing is with photographs – they can be opened only once by swiping on them and disappear immediately once a user takes his finger off them. This prevents anyone from making a screenshot of it. And even if someone does try it, his recipient will be immediately notified.
Howard Lerman and his colleagues, when creating the project, were concerned with the fact that all information published online remains on the Internet forever. This fact made them go for making this messenger app.
The app’s developers see their target audience not as teenagers who do not need to conceal their correspondences and do not mind them being frank but as business people who need to keep their chats confidential.
The app supports a lot of popular text formats and allows interaction with popular cloud services.