The Privacy Tool

The Privacy Tool is an elegant encryption utility that allows for storage and transmission of information in an undetectable manner. The program conceals text inside bitmap images, which may be kept for personal use or passed to another party if information exchange is the desired usage.

The Privacy Tool provides ultimate encryption solution for those who are extra vigilant about their privacy. This tool not only makes your words impossible to break into, but also hides away the very fact the text has been concealed at all.

The program will work for 10 days/20 starts and then if you would like to continue using it you are asked to pay $US49.95 for one licence.

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Program Strengths

  • Use of top encryption ciphers
  • First encrypted then hidden
  • Encrypted points key dependent
  • Encryption non-breakable
  • Encryption not detectable
  • Simple and Intuitive to use

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An Example

Right click the image to the right and save it to your computer. Download the programme and use the following key to decrypt the text hidden in the image:

key:      Unbreakable and so much fun to use

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I am a worthy person

The concept of personal privacy is a bit of a mystery. While everybody understands its general meaning the deep psychological roots of it escape an immediate grasp. It is quite apparent that the human species differs in the respect of personal privacy from the rest of the animal kingdom. However, why and how humans discovered privacy is not obvious.

The notion of natural selection is not of immediate help as for example, it is not abundantly clear why evolution would encourage people to discover peepholes, so to invade other people’s personal space.

The old scripts associate privacy with knowledge and the ability to judge. There is also a strong association between privacy and sexuality. This seems to be a more fertile soil to explore. 
There are two major topics associated with privacy. The first is sexuality which is instinctively perceived as personal. The other is knowledge which is associated with value and represents personal wealth. Both are distinctive features that belong to humanity and are not otherwise manifested within the animal kingdom.

In general, sex is perceived by humans as a private affair. Sometimes there is an exception to this. In the older days, newly wedded were supposed to have intercourse while being watched by witnesses. But that was to certify the consumption of marriage and was seen more in the context of a legal requirement than as a privacy infringement. Nowadays having intercourse in public is seen as a punishable offence.

Animals on the other hand do not perceive copulation as a private affair. This is evident when observing a flock of sheep which do not seek exclusion when copulating. In general, birds do not exchange sperm through an act of intercourse, as it would be technically impossible due to the lack of genitals. Instead, a hen crouches while the cock mounts her and rocks quickly from side to side while flapping its winds above its head. This is quite a feast to watch as the degree of balance the cock has to demonstrate is astonishing. At the culmination of the act, the cock leaves its semen on top of hen’s feathers, which she transports with the use of her beak onto her cloaca. This act is not performed in private as can be seen in the case of pigeons and chickens.

So why do people seek privacy when having intercourse and why do people seek to cover with clothing? This is not just because of the desire to be warm as otherwise all the summertime beaches would be occupied by nudists. 
The other aspect of personal privacy is associated with knowledge. In this respect possession of information is linked to the value of a person. As a comparison, possession of information can be seen as corresponding to some lavish clothing which also signifies importance. While clothing is an external representation of merit, knowledge corresponds to internal worth.

This brings this discourse back to the notion of distinguishing the good from the bad, and to the subsequent recognition of worth, and the resultant intention to preserve it. Thus, a person who is of high worth would appreciate this fact and would seek to protect and defend it. Such a person would be particular about the external image, which in part is visible through clothing. But while being aware of it they would not want to lose it. Therefore, such a person would protect both the external image and the information he or she is privy to. 

Definition of privacy

What privacy is for
JE Cohen
Privacy has an image problem. Over and over again, regardless of the forum in which it is debated, it is cast as old-fashioned at best and downright harmful at worst-antiprogressive, overly costly, and inimical to the welfare of the body politic.

A definition of privacy
RB Parker - Rutgers L.
The aims of this article are to present and defend a definition of privacy which explains the close connection privacy has with the fourth amendment, and with some of the other amendments in the Bill of Rights.

Understanding privacy
DJ Solove
Over the years, my understanding of privacy grew, and I now believe that I am ready to set forth my theory of privacy. Although I feel that my theory is mature enough to take form in this book, it is but a snapshot of one point in an ongoing evolutionary process.

The right to privacy

The right to privacy
JJ Thomson
Perhaps the most striking thing about the right to privacy is that nobody seems to have any very clear idea what it is. Consider, for ex-ample, the familiar proposal that the right to privacy is the right" to be let alone." On the one hand, this doesn't seem to take in enough.

Why privacy is important
J Rachels
According to Thomas Scanlon, the first element of a theory of privacy should be" a characterization of the special interest we have in being able to be free from certain kinds of intrusions." Since I agree that is the right place to begin, I shall begin there.

A Tale of Two Privacy Laws: The GDPR and the International Right to Privacy
V Krishnamurthy
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is widely viewed as setting a new global standard for the protection of data privacy that is worthy of emulation, even though the relationship between the GDPR and existing international legal protections for the right to privacy remain unexplored.

The Human Right to Privacy
Paul Tiedemann
The core function of the privacy rights is the defense of the freedom of will against self-alienation by fixation on role-identities. In the public sphere, persons must suppress important parts of their personality in order to meet the expectations and ascriptions of society. They do not display in public the personality who they really are, but rather they display a specially shaped and distorted image of their personality that can be called their role-identity (Erving Goffman). The permanent display of a role-identity leads to the person’s loss of consciousness about who she really is, i.e. about the components of her real personality. She thus becomes, so to say, a marionette of social expectations and loses the ability to determine herself on the basis of a real understanding of herself. This leads to a systemically distorted process of will making that cannot be considered authentic. This leads to the state of self-alienation (Goffman). The privacy rights refer to the protection of an authentic will-making process by ensuring a sphere of life in which persons are not forced to display a role-identity.

The right to privacy under pressure
Rikke Frank Jørgensen
Today we are facing something of a paradox with regard to our right to privacy. On the one hand, the international human rights system has never been clearer in its message that the right to privacy applies online as well as offline. This message has been confirmed in UN resolutions, by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice etc. On the other hand, however, there are very few possibilities to enforce the right to privacy on the internet. Data is collected from a large number of public and private players across national borders; there is a very limited idea of the scope and little control with regard to this data collection; users routinely give their consent to allow their data to be collected; and privacy policies are hard to access and are only read by a minority of users.

Personal privacy and economy

The economics of privacy
RA Posner
The concept of" privacy" has received a good deal of attention from lawyers, political scientists, sociologists, philosophers and psychologists, but until recently very little from economists.

An introduction to privacy in economics and politics
GJ Stigler
The enormous increase in interest in privacy in our society is evident in the public press and in the statute books. In some respects this interest in privacy is paradoxical, for the average citizen has more privacy-more areas of his life in which his behavior is not known.

Economic aspects of personal privacy
HR Varian
The advent of low-cost technology for manipulating and communicating information has raised significant concerns about personal privacy. Privacy is a complex issue that can be treated from many perspectives.

Restrictions on Privacy and Exploitation in the Digital Economy: A Market Failure Perspective
N Economides, I Lianos
We discuss how the acquisition of private information by default without compensation by digital platforms such as Google and Facebook creates a market failure and can be grounds for antitrust enforcement. To avoid the market failure, the default in the collection of personal information has to be changed by law to “opt-out.” This would allow the creation of a vibrant market for the sale of users’ personal information to digital platforms. Assuming that all parties are perfectly informed, users are better off in this functioning market and digital platforms are worse off compared to the default opt-in. However, just switching to a default opt-in will not restore competition to the but for world because of the immense market power and bargaining power towards an individual user that digital platforms have acquired.

IoT security, privacy and trust in home-sharing economy via blockchain
MN Islam, S Kundu
We explore the security, trust, and privacy concerns associated with contractual renting or leasing of IoT (Internet-of-Things) devices-enabled home. We propose a methodology to eliminate security, trust, and privacy threats from IoT-enabled telematics devices in a smart home via blockchain-based smart contract.

Privacy protection

Privacy protection system and method
TE Coleman
Privacy protection system and method. Privacy protection system and method.

Security and privacy protection in cloud computing: Discussions and challenges
PJ Sun
With the development of cloud computing, privacy security issues have become increasingly prominent, which is of concern to industry and academia. We review the research progress on privacy security issues from the perspective of several privacy security protection.

A blockchain privacy protection scheme based on ring signature
X Li, Y Mei, J Gong, F Xiang, Z Sun
Blockchain is a point-to-point distributed ledger technology based on cryptographic algorithms. However, the open and transparent blockchain ledger supplemented by statistical methods such as sociological mining and data mining has caused users' privacy to face major threats. Therefore, privacy protection has become a focus of current blockchain technology research.

Privacy protection, control of information, and privacy-enhancing technologies
HT Tavani, JH Moor
… PETs are clearly advantageous for managing personal privacy: Nobody denies that … But even if PETs provide users with a means of controlling information about themselves, do these tools provide users with adequate privacy protection …

Towards a theory of privacy in the information age
JH Moor
When we think of ethical problems involving computing probably none is more paradigmatic than the issue of privacy. Given the ability of computers to manipulate information-to store endlessly, to sort efficiently, and to locate effortlessly-we are justifiably concerned that in a computerized society our privacy may be invaded and that information harmful to us will be revealed.

Privacy and the law

Privacy, morality, and the law
WA Parent
Defining privacy requires a familiarity with its ordinary usage, of course, but this is not enough since our common ways of talking and using language are riddled with inconsistencies, ambiguities, and paradoxes.

Privacy and the Limits of Law
R Gavison
Anyone who studies the law of privacy today may well feel a sense of uneasiness. On one hand, there are popular demands for increased protection of privacy, discussions of new threats to privacy, and an intensified interest in the relationship between privacy and other values, such as liberty, autonomy, and mental health.

Privacy defending organizations

Australian Privacy Foundation
To protect the privacy rights of Australians, by means of research, awareness, education, the highlighting of privacy risks in all forms of technology and practices, and campaigns for new laws, regulations, codes, policies and practices, and amendments to existing laws, regulations, codes, policies and practices.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
EFF is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Currently, they’re fighting the use of facial recognition at the federal level and organizing to stop the EARN IT bill before it breaks encryption.

Privacy International
Governments and corporations are using technology to exploit us. Their abuses of power threaten our freedoms and the very things that make us human. That’s why PI is here: to protect democracy, defend people's dignity, and demand accountability from institutions who breach the public trust.

Privaterra's mission is to provide education and support for civil society organizations (Human Rights NGOs) in the area of data privacy, secure communications and information security.

The Center for Digital Democracy
The Center for Digital Democracy’s mission is to ensure that digital technologies serve and strengthen democratic values, institutions and processes. CDD strives to safeguard the privacy and civil and human rights, as well as to advance equity, fairness, and community.

US Privacy Council
US Privacy Council is a coalition of US privacy groups and individuals founded in 1991 to deal with privacy issues in the US. USPC works in Washington monitoring legislation and the activities of government agencies.

The Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner
The Australian Information Commissioner is the independent national regulator for privacy and freedom of information. It promotes and upholds your rights to access government-held information and have your personal information protected.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner New Zealand
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) works to develop and promote a culture in which personal information is protected and respected. The Privacy Act applies to almost every person, business and organisation in New Zealand. The Act includes privacy principles that guide how personal information can be collected, used, stored and disclosed.

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada provides advice and information for individuals about protecting personal information. It also enforces two federal privacy laws that set out the rules for how federal government institutions and certain businesses must handle personal information.

The Department of State’s Privacy Office
The Department of State’s Privacy Office safeguards privacy and promotes transparency through compliance, advice, training, and collaboration.

The Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties (OPCL)
The Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties (OPCL) supports the Department’s Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer (CPCLO). The CPCLO is a member of the Office of the Deputy Attorney General and the principal advisor to the Attorney General, Department Leadership, and components on issues involving privacy and civil liberties policy and compliance.

Information Commissioner’s Office
The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

The Data Protection Commission
The Data Protection Commission (DPC) is the national independent authority responsible for upholding the fundamental right of individuals in the EU to have their personal data protected. The DPC is the Irish supervisory authority for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and also has functions and powers related to other important regulatory frameworks including the Irish ePrivacy Regulations (2011) and the EU Directive known as the Law Enforcement Directive.

Journals on privacy and security

Transactions on Data Privacy
The aim of the Transactions on Data Privacy (TDP) is to provide an international forum for researchers on all topics related to data privacy technologies.

IEEE Security and Privacy
IEEE Security & Privacy’s primary objective is to stimulate and track advances in security, privacy, and dependability and present these advances in a form that can be useful to a broad cross-section of the professional community—ranging from academic researchers to industry practitioners. It provides articles with both a practical and research bent by the top thinkers in the field of security and privacy, along with case studies, surveys, tutorials, columns, and in-depth interviews and podcasts for the information security industry.

International Data Privacy Law
International Data Privacy Law (IDPL) is a peer-reviewed journal that combines analytical excellence with a focus on issues of practical relevance. The journal is global in scope and thus seeks to cover data protection and privacy law topics from around the world.

International Journal of Information Security and Privacy
As information technology and the Internet become more and more ubiquitous and pervasive in our daily lives, there is an essential need for a more thorough understanding of information security and privacy issues and concerns. The International Journal of Information Security and Privacy (IJISP) creates and fosters a forum where research in the theory and practice of information security and privacy is advanced.

ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security
ACM Transactions on Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS) is devoted to the study, analysis, and application of information security and privacy. The journal takes a wide view of this topic and its mission is to publish the best original research in this area.

International Journal of Information Security
The International Journal of Information Security is an English language periodical on research in information security which offers prompt publication of important technical work, whether theoretical, applicable or related to implementation. Coverage includes system security: intrusion detection, secure end systems, secure operating systems, database security, security infrastructures, security evaluation; network security: Internet security, firewalls, mobile security, security agents, protocols, anti-virus and anti-hacker measures; content protection: software protection, tamper-resistant software; applications: electronic commerce, government, health, telecommunications, mobility; and foundations: privacy, access control, authentication, identification, applied cryptography, and formal methods in information security.

This journal is aimed to systematically cover all essential aspects of cybersecurity, with a focus on reporting on cyberspace security issues, the latest research results, and real-world deployment of security technologies.

Computers and Security
Computers & Security is the most respected technical journal in the IT security field. With its high-profile editorial board and informative regular features and columns, the journal is essential reading for IT security professionals around the world. Computers & Security provides you with a unique blend of leading-edge research and sound practical management advice. It is aimed at the professional involved with computer security, audit, control and data integrity in all sectors - industry, commerce and academia.

Journal of Computer Security
The Journal of Computer Security presents research and development results of lasting significance in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, and application of secure computer systems. It also provides a forum for ideas about the meaning and implications of security and privacy, particularly those with important consequences for the technical community.

Security Dialogue
Security Dialogue aims to combine cutting-edge advances in theory with new empirical findings across a range of fields relevant to the study of security. Security Dialogue provides an outlet for new approaches and methodologies from disciplines such as international studies, gender studies, political sociology, political economy, geography, cultural studies, political theory, anthropology, development studies, postcolonial studies, and peace and conflict studies. Security Dialogue encourages innovative analyses that challenge traditional readings of, inter alia, subjectivity, gender, identity, the individual, the social, the international, the economical, citizenship, health and biopolitics, risk, information technology, globalisation, migration and transnationalism, terrorism, crime, and media.

Information and Computer Security
Information and Computer Security (ICS) contributes to the advance of knowledge directly related to the theory and practice of the management and security of information and information systems. It publishes research and case study papers relating to new technologies, methodological developments, empirical studies, and practical applications.

Computer Law and Security Review
CLSR publishes refereed academic and practitioner papers on topics such as Web 2.0, IT security, Identity management, ID cards, RFID, interference with privacy, Internet law, telecoms regulation, online broadcasting, intellectual property, software law, e-commerce, outsourcing, data protection, EU policy, freedom of information, computer security and many other topics. Also, it provides a regular update on European Union developments, national news from more than 20 jurisdictions in both Europe and the Pacific Rim.

Intelligence and National Security
Intelligence has never played a more prominent role in international politics than it does now in the early years of the twenty-first century. National intelligence services are larger than ever, and they are more transparent in their activities in the policy-making of democratic nations. Intelligence and National Security is widely regarded as the world's leading scholarly journal focused on the role of intelligence and secretive agencies in international relations.