Mission: Impossible Meets Star Trek…Cloaked Self-Destructing Emails!

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Mission: Impossible Meets Star Trek…Cloaked Self-Destructing Emails!

ComputerDid you every wish that an email would self-destruct after the recipient opened and read it?  Enter New Jersey’s AT&T researchers, Paul Henry and Hui Luo.  They work in the company’s Middletown laboratory and have received a patent for their method of sending such off-the-record communications.

Approved by the U.S. Patent Office last month, seven years after submission, their “cloaking technology keeps copies of messages off external servers and lets senders set triggers for automatic deletion.” (full article)

Telecommunication analysts say any service that makes messages truly irretrievable might run afoul of wiretapping laws, but it’s too early to tell.

Think Mission: Impossible meets Star Trek!

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
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Laura - interesting topic!  In spite of how we all depend on the Internet for almost everything these days, we are still in unproven and untested areas.  

Apr 22, 2012 02:45 AM #1
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Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
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Barbara-I read this and cringed, some other computer thing I won't understand!

 

Apr 22, 2012 02:47 AM #2
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Marte Cliff
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Interesting. But I think it might be best to simply be careful what you send in an email - and never say anything that you wouldn't want broadcast to the world.

Hopefully, if you're writing to a client about something concerning their confidential information, they wouldn't send it on. But if they do... that's their business.

Apr 22, 2012 03:48 AM #3
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Laura Giannotta
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Marte, it makes me wonder if the attachments I've sent, or my clients have sent me, are just floating around out there???

Apr 22, 2012 04:32 AM #4
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Interesting.  I had not heard of this technology nor had i even thought about such a thing.

Apr 22, 2012 11:25 AM #5
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Laura interesting and i think the only ones interested would be the criminal element or for national security I'm sure they already have a way to get around the watchful eyes of the Government

Apr 22, 2012 08:20 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Laura, I'm pretty sure I'm not the part of the "criminal element" that James mentioned, but for some reason this technology appeals to me.

Apr 25, 2012 01:41 PM #7
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I was not aware of this technology. We need to save some emails we receive so I wonder what will happen if the sender deletes it.

May 05, 2012 09:23 PM #8
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