MakeUseOf: 5 Self-Destructing Apps to Send Secure Messages or Stay Organized. “Even if you use the most secure apps, there is a chance someone might get sensitive or personal data at a later date because it was stored somewhere. If you want to send something without it being stored forever, try these self-destructing apps that blow up the message, once and for all. Of course, if you use Gmail, you can already send self-destructing emails with Confidential Mode, one of the best new Gmail features.”
Techdirt: California Police Officers Used Self-Destructing Messaging App For Years. “The Long Beach PD had more than 100 officers using TigerText to preemptively destroy possible public records and/or evidence. The use of self-destructing messages, if nothing else, violates record preservation laws. Depending on what disappeared into the ether, there’s a good chance criminal cases were also affected by the rolling destruction of communications.”
Popular Science: How to send self-destructing messages. “There’s something mysterious and magnetic about a message that disappears after you read it. And this type of communication can be useful too, allowing you to share private words or silly pictures without leaving a digital data trail. We collected five services, from email to instant-messaging, that let you send self-destructing messages. Read about each one, and then find the app that works best for you.” And remember, no digital app can protect you from someone holding up a camera to a screen and taking a picture.