One search on Google and you'll find thousands of articles on personal privacy and how yours is not safe. A new way of protecting it is to use the new Gliph app for iPhone and Android. Launching at SXSW today, the app allows you to store your personal facets such as first and last name, phone number, email, Twitter and Facebook information and choose how much and to whom you share it. Better yet, your private details are encrypted for maximum privacy.
Gliph uses simple native interfaces and allows users to select their own "gliph" pseudonym, which is a combination of three to five visual icons such as a star, mushroom or diamond. So instead of divulging all of your important and private information, you can simply hand over your gliph and follow up via in-app text messaging. It's a natural progression of building a relationship. You can give as much or as little of your personal details as you'd like. Besides, not everyone is Facebook worthy and it's not always good to give out your number to strangers. (more...)