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