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App for business users lets you share sensitive documents -- then they disappear

Katherine Noyes | Feb. 5, 2015
Sharing secrets is nothing new in the business world, but a young startup is hoping to change how professionals do it.

A desktop version is also on the way later this year, Brod added.

Of course, it must be noted that Snapchat was hacked, despite its apparently privacy-preserving focus. Whether fears of a similar attack on Confide's technology cause professionals to hesitate remains to be seen.

There's also the possibility that users not already familiar with Snapchat-style technology, which tends to be embraced by teens and young adults, will be less inclined to adopt it in their professional lives, said IDC analyst Amy Konary.

Still, "it could fill a need," she said, "particularly in heavily regulated industries."

 

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