How private will my information really be?
When creating an account on a social media website this is a question that most people ask themselves. The Internet has made it easier then ever to share and receive information. A boss, coworker, or even a company can research information about anyone with the click of a button. Many times they see the information that people’s friends see. Stego will serve as the solution to privacy.
What is Stego?
Stego is an open source project that allows you to hide data inside of images. This data can consist of anything. It can be a video clip, a private file, or simply another picture. People can use Stego to send private information between family members, loved ones, and friends. Social media has changed the light by which people see information. By hiding images or files inside of another image, people will be able to share information in a worry-free environment.
How does it work?
Say you went to a party the other weekend, and you had the most amazing time. You met someone really cool, had a few drinks, hung out with your friends, and took pictures to capture those moments. Your boss may not be as impressed as you are when you to post those pictures. This is where Stego comes in.
So you really want your friends to know about that party? No problem. All you have to do is select the image you want to hide, and the image you choose to hide it with. It’s that easy! Now your friends can see those awesome pictures you really want to share by decoding the image you posted! They will see an image of your social night out, while everyone else will be left to see a different image, for example one of a cute kitten.
Why does Stego need backers?
Right now Stego is usable on Android devices and computers. Not everyone uses computers or the same phone. Stego wants to be able to provide this open source site to everyone, regardless of which device they use. In order to do this we need to be able to raise 10,000 dollars to put the time, programming, and research into other devices, such as OS X and Windows devices. With these funds we hope to provide everyone with the privacy they should have in their lives by further developing Stego. Our goal is to make having a life on social media more personal and private. We hope that people will some day be able to enjoy their private lives in a stress free environment within the public eye.
Website link: http://stego.me
Open source coding: https://github.com/fufu70/Stego-Web
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge that Stego will face when the project is successfully funded is completing the project itself in a timely manner. Codes take time, effort, and research to be done right. Stego wants to ensure that the people it creates the code for will have a glitch-free and stress-free experience.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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