App of the Week – Jumbo
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.
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.