Nathan Kot, a 24-year-old software engineer from New Zealand, has developed Rumuki, an app that uses encryption technology to record videos to your phone, thereby preventing them from getting into the wrong hands or onto the wrong social media, reports Loretta Chao.

“By some estimates,” says Chao, “there are thousands of revenge-porn websites operating worldwide. One in 25 people online in the U.S. alone has been a victim of revenge porn—or threats of it.”

Kot says videos made using the app can only be filmed with permission from both parties and only played back using a randomly generated key. “This key is then protected by the devices’ passcodes,” says Chao, “plus an additional passcode in the app, in case either person leaves their phone unlocked.

If either party decides, at any time, that they’d like to delete the video, deleting one key effectively blocks anyone else from accessing it ever again.

 

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