'Security Now' with the Burner App
Why you might need the Burner App.
A person carries much of their data and personal information along with them throughout the day in their pockets. Privacy is an important element of our life, keeping one’s personal information private and safe provides a security like no other. Our smartphones have made it simpler to access data and communicate through many apps that are either available on our phones or that we download. Our phones have access to our emails, text messages, apps connected to social media, banking and many more.
Burner is your “other” number - a smart privacy layer for the smartphone era, giving users the power to take control of their communications and personal data. Burner is made by Ad Hoc Labs, Inc., a fast-growing startup based in Los Angeles, California. Their team is passionate about the idea that real-time communications should be more socially aware and privacy oriented.
Burner enables users to obtain and manage additional phone numbers for voice, SMS and MMS communications in a fast, safe and private manner. It is unlike a random phone number generator, with real numbers with local area codes you can use for calls, texts and voicemail to stay in touch with anyone. One can control their mobile identity by managing who can reach you without compromising your personal information or using a non-functioning fake phone number. Features like Touch ID lock and custom line colors will keep you organized and in control.
Burner lets users get as many numbers as they want, use each as a private line on an iPhone or Android phone, and keep numbers indefinitely or ‘burn’ numbers they no longer need. The simple touch of a button has your number go out of service and the data is wiped from your phone. One can now connect Burner to their favorite apps using
Burner Connections through apps such as Evernote, Slack, Dropbox or Soundcloud.
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Downloads are available through iTunes and the Google Play Store.