Photos present a practical privacy dilemma: Keep them stored on your phone, and they’ll hog your storage and risk being lost forever the next time your phone falls into a toilet. Stash them in the cloud, and they’re in the hands of Google, Apple, or anyone who can compel those companies to hand over your most intimate pictures. A forthcoming app called Pixek wants to offer a better option.
Pixek plans to upload your camera roll, while still letting you keep your selfies and sensitive photo evidence secret. It does so by sending photos to its own servers, while end-to-end encrypting them with a key stored only on the user’s phone.
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