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[liberationtech] Burn Note

Sahar Massachi Sahar at
Fri Feb 3 17:27:17 PST 2012

Regarding Burn Note -

New Organizing Institute is a prominent resource for activists in the
United States. They coincidentally sent out a tip to use a BurnNote-style
tool to their list today. This time, the website is

Is their Tip of the Day incorrect?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tony Guzman, NOI Community <tips at>
Date: Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 1:47 PM
Subject: [Tip] Safely share confidential info online
To: Sahar Massachi <sayhar at>

 [image: Tip of the Day] <>

Get the Tip of the Day Email
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[image: Keep your info safe when sharing
seems like every other day we hear a news story about a major site being
hacked and users' information and passwords being stolen. A new service
called *<>
* won't stop hackers but it will make a common thing we all do much more

*How often do you have to send passwords, logins, or other sensitive
information via email or IM? All the time, right? Well,
* is an ingenious way of making that task much more secure. *

**How does it work?*

   - Instead of sending your friend your password clear as day in an email
   or IM, go to the
   type in the special link, password, or really *anything!*
   - It creates a unique URL that is only available once to send to
   whomever needs the information. That's right, you can only visit the URL
   once - ever!
   - On top of that, the link itself expires after two days.
   - Did I mention it's free?

This incredibly simple but extremely powerful tool is a huge step for
internet security. No more sending passwords or *any* sensitive information
in email or IM that can persist forever and you have no idea who could have
access to it in the future.

Got a great tool to help keep your info secure online? Share in the
comments on the

*Tony Guzmán is a Project Manager at

*Photo from Jan
via Creative Commons<>

*2012 New Organizing Education Fund*

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