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The App That Could End Revenge Porn

It's a modern-day reality that recording sex on your phone poses an element of risk. But technology might just save the day
March 2, 2017, 9:36pm

Thanks very much to the insidious rise of revenge porn, filming sex in the confines of our own homes has become laced with apprehension for many. Having something so personal made so public, with all control withheld, is the stuff of nightmares.

But Nathan Kot, a 24-year-old software engineer from New Zealand, has made inroads to addressing the problem with his new app Rumuki, which uses encryption technology to record videos to your phone, preventing them from getting into the wrong hands.

The videos can only be filmed with permission from both parties, Kot says, and can only be played back using a randomly generated key. This key is then protected by the devices' passcodes, plus an additional passcode in the app, in case either person leaves their phone unlocked. The app has now been downloaded 6,000 times.

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