Apr 11 2011

Kynetx Privatebook released!

Category: kynetx kynetx,technology

 

UPDATE: Due to changes in the Kynetx API and in the facebook.com chat, this browser app is currently not working anymore.

Feature : encode messages , links , chat communication on Facebook on the fly, transparently

If you feel like that privacy is important for freedom of speech and that Mark Zuckerberg might share some common views with Eric Schmidt than having all your Facebook chats being logged on FB servers could bother you.

Privatebook is a good start for keeping some privacy on Facebook. This Kynetx browser app installable as a browser extension or startable with a bookmarklet allows you to base64 encode in realtime any input you make in Facebook including the messages you sent on the Facebook chat.

Every message gets encoded before landing on Facebook servers so it’s stored encoded.

Privatebook works transparently so you won’t notice any change while typing, reading. On every message you send you can choose to encode it or not. Privatebook decodes encoded message on the fly.

To be able to read your encoded messages your friends will need to use Privatebook too.

Of course base64 is everything but a strong or even low encryption. Stronger encryption could be used in the future and actually there are plenty of implementations of strong encryption in javascript including PGP.

 

What is Privatebook made off?

 

  • jquery with some plugins : hasFocus, livequery , generateId
  • other js librairies : punnycode, base64_decode/base64_encode, utf8_encode/utf8_decode
  • Kynetx KRL event driven server-side language

How to install :

Install as a browser extension:

Chrome extension: crx

 

Firefox extension : xpi

 

Safari, IE extensions : not implented yet…

Kynetx KBX : http://apps.kynetx.com/installable_apps/3695-Privatebook

… or test it before with the bookmarklet : Privatebook !

Your feedback is essential ! Please give it here : https://convore.com/give-feedback-privatebook/ !

Bookmarklet source:

javascript:(function(){var d=document;var s=d.createElement('script');s.text="KOBJ_config={'rids':['a1135x22']};";d.body.appendChild(s);var l=d.createElement('script');l.src='http://init.kobj.net/js/shared/kobj-static.js';d.body.appendChild(l);})()

What the hell is a bookmarklet? => http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bookmarklet

=> on Firefox

  1. make sure Bookmarks Toolbar is visible. If it isn’t select “View” from main menu then “Toolbars” and check “Bookmarks Toolbar”.
  2. drag this link: Privatebook to the Bookmarks Toolbar.
  3. alternatively you can right click on this link : Privatebook and select “Bookmark this Link”. Then select the “Bookmarks Toolbar” folder in the the combobox and click “Save”.

=> on Chrome

  1. make sure Bookmarks Bar is visible. If it isn’t right click on any part of the menu bar and check “Always show bookmarks bar”.
  2. drag this link : Privatebook to the Bookmarks Bar.

=> on Internet Explorer:

  1. make sure the Favorites Bar is visible. If it isn’t click on any part of the menu bar and check “Favorites Bar”.
  2. using your mouse, right click on this link :  Privatebook and select “Add to Favorites”.
  3. select “Favorites Bar” folder in the combobox and click the Add button.

=> on Safari:

  1. make sure Bookmarks Bar is visible. If it isn’t select “View” from main menu and select “Show Bookmarks Bar”.
  2. drag this link : Privatebook to the Bookmarks Bar.

=> on Opera :

  1. make sure Personal Bar is visible. If it isn’t select “View” from main menu then “Toolbars” and check “Personal Bar”.
  2. drag this link : Privatebook to the Personal Bar.

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