This Text Message Will Self-Destruct in 60 Seconds

02.04.11 In the News

By: Rob Quinn | February 4, 2011 (Featured on Newser)

It’s too late to help Tiger Woods cover his tracks, but the creators of a text message auto-delete service say other celebrities trying to keep their lives private are among its half-million users. TigerText—no connection to the golfer—sends texts that disappear from both a user and sender’s phone after a set period—anywhere between a minute and a month—reports the Wall Street Journal.

Several other companies offer similar services, and business is also booming among corporate clients and doctors. TV producer Michael Duggan plans to use TigerText’s document feature to prevent his new script from spreading all over Hollywood. “In this digital age, scripts immediately get blasted all over town even if you send it to one person,” he says. “That can really hurt a project.”