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This New App Protects You From Revenge Porn

The Rumuki App protects the 15% of queer women who have been victims of revenge porn.
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Revenge porn disproportionately affects lesbians and bisexual women – 15% of us have been threatened with it, and 7% of us have actually had revenge porn posted online.

Rumuki is changing all of that.

This revolutionary app is making it nearly impossible for people to share or post revenge porn.

The app encrypts videos right after you record them, so even if someone gets their greedy hands on the video file, they won’t be able to open it.

But Rumuki goes deeper than that.

  1. In order to record a video, both sexual partners have to give permission through the app.
  2. In order to be played, the video needs a randomly generated key, which is hidden on each partner’s phone behind two passwords – the one on the person’s phone and the one on the app.
  3. If either people wants to delete the video, all they have to do is delete the key – now the other person won’t be able to access the video either.
  4. The key changes every week.

Rumuki doesn’t store the videos; it’s an encryption tool, not a hosting site, which means that the only place the videos exist is on the participants’ phones. Rumuki also doesn’t track information about its users. In fact, you can use the app anonymously.

Soon the app will even let people know the other person has taken a screenshot of the video, a technique employed by Snapchat in order to keep prying eyes from capturing images that are only meant to exist for a moment.

Of course, this system isn’t perfect. Someone could still use a second phone to manually record the video from the first phone. Still, Rumuki is an incredible step in the right direction. And it’s an infinitely better solution than the one people usually offer: “If you don’t want your nudes to leak, don’t take nudes.”

The app has already been downloaded more than 6,000 times since its recent launch. To get it for yourself, visit the official website.

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