App of the Week – Jumbo

Published On May 30, 2019 | By Tom Huskerson | App of the Week

Understand this about technology and the Internet, there is no privacy. If you want privacy you have to proactively seek it out and secure it yourself. That is why Jumbo is the App of the Week.

Many people are under the illusion that Apple and iOS devices are private and secure. Not as much as you would like. Jumbo is an app that helps you secure your iOS devices.

Using Jumbo allows you to wipe clean your Twitter account and restrict what others can know about you from Facebook. You can delete your Google search history, and erase Amazon’s Alexa recordings. And in the future Jumbo will offer privacy controls for your Instagram and Tinder accounts.

The app is very reassuring even when it communicates with you. The app will ask, “will you let us send you notifications about updates?” Then it offers little pledge that promises to not annoy you if you agree to receive notifications.

Upon landing on Jumbo’s main screen, you’re asked to link the app to whatever services you want to privatize. And if you have any questions about Jumbo’s privacy and your data Jumbo’s privacy policy states that the company will not use your personal information.

For each service there are different options for cleansing your data. For example, Twitter users can tell Jumbo to delete any tweets posted in the last day, week, month or up to three months. Jumbo also offers to save any deleted tweets to the app itself.

Everybody, or just about everybody is on Facebook. And everybody should know that Facebook is a privacy killer. Jumbo offers three different privacy settings for Facebook, weak, medium, and strong. Each setting configures your account differently. Jumbo limits who can see your posts, who can find you on Facebook or see who you’re friends with. It also retricts who can recognize you in other’s photos or videos (or serve you advertising based on your data).

Jumbo can delete your Google search history. You can delete all of it, or any searches with a day, week or month. The app can also delete your Alexa conversations from Amazon’s servers. Now that is a feat of privacy!

You can launch Jumbo anytime you feel like it and even set reminders to cleanse your accounts on a regular basis.

Jumbo is free and available for Apple iOS.

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About The Author

Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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