TigerText...For Avoiding Tiger Woods Situations

TigerText...For Avoiding Tiger Woods Situations

Campbell Faulkner
Feb 23, 2011

While the service appears to be a play on golf's "greatest" series of text messages, TigerText is instead a new service that promises to sanitize and automatically delete text messages. This way information you share with friends or just a random hookup disappears allowing the user discretion and piece of mind.

TigerText bills itself as the new wave of communication that allows free expression without the fear of reprisal. Much like the original beauty of the telephone, TigerText allow individuals to conduct business without their correspondence being recorded. In addition, the service is being billed as a new means to data security since a lost phone will not contain messages and other correspondence that could be potentially stolen.

The service is built upon the core features listed below:

  1. Message confirmation: If the recipient of your message views your text, the application notifies you of this. This way no one can claim that they did not see the text message that you sent them.
  2. Message Self Destruct: After a user specified amount of time, messages can be set to delete themselves so that they are not recoverable. Users can then be sure that their private information stays that way without a permanent record. In addition, the messaging apps shows that your private expired messages have been deleted.
  3. Media Sharing: Have a photo of your secret lab? TigerText allows you to share it without letting the recipient forward or disseminate your text. Additionally, TigerText actively requires you to hold onto an icon to see your media ensuring that a quick thumb movement is all that is required to remove a photo from view.
  4. Address Book: TigerText features and address book verification system to ensure that someone cannot spoof you or your friends numbers. Giving users piece if mind that they are actually chatting with who they think they are, not the paparazzi.

TigerText bills itself as a secure platform for messaging. Part of using TigerText is the point to point messaging through their own secure servers. Those are secured using web standard HTTPS and we would assume are reasonably robust. Obviously governments of those worried about angering Anonymous should still use caution, but for the average consumer or business user TigerText offers an enticing service.

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