Author Archives: Brendan Diaz

ClearChat Becomes HighSide, Inc

Bottomline Up Front

For those of you not interested in all of the exciting details, this is what you need to know: ClearChat, Inc is now HighSide, Inc.

To get the new HighSide app, all you have to do is boot up your existing install of ClearChat and after about 60 seconds you will be prompted to update.

(If you need to reinstall the app, or install for the first time, that’s not a problem and you can easily do so from here.)

But why? What’s a, “highside?” Are there new features? Was ClearChat acquired?

Ah, so you are interested in the details after all! I’m happy to explain and answer any of your questions, please read on.

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Forget Apple vs FBI, Slack & Gmail already have Backdoors

Apple vs FBI should be the least of your concerns, because right now your emails, chats and files are not private, and they’re certainly not secure.

Not at home, and not at work.

If you’re like most internet-goers there’s a good chance you’re using some combination of Slack, Gmail, Dropbox or one of the many other popular message and file sharing apps on a daily basis; so why worry about Apple building backdoors into the iPhone if you’re perfectly content sharing your most sensitive messages and files through apps that already have the equivalent of built-in backdoors?

Value your privacy and security? If the answer’s yes, then you’re going to want to keep reading. And buckle up, because you’re in for a few surprises.

In this post we’re going to talk about how the communication, file sharing and file storage layers have become a huge security vulnerability for individuals and organizations of all sizes, why, and what you can do about it.

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