How often have you logged on to Facebook or any other social networking site and, after seeing some of the pictures, started to wonder ” WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY THINKING!”.
Or even worse: “WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING !” when you posted up a picture in the past.
Lets face it, there are some pictures we have online which we aren’t proud of. Sometimes those pictures spread around the internet and then all of a sudden BAM you start of your next job interview trying to convince your interviewer that the drunk dude on College Humor is just a look alike.
Now if only there was a way to make pictures like disappear after a while. Almost like there is an expiry date on them.
Thats where X-pire comes in. Created by Dr Backes of Saarland University X-pire basically encrypts your images and adds a date stamp before you upload the images on Facebook or any other social site.
Images encrypted with X-pire can only be viewed using a browser add on, FireFox only so far, and the image is viewable only as long as the expiration date has been passed.
The Application charges a monthly fee. When the user stops paying the images do not automatically expire, the user just is no longer able to encrypt any more images.
Also on a side note, Join the Q8GEEKS Facebook page if you haven’t done so already.