As opposed to other social networks, we do not operate a central database containing members’ data. Such systems can easily be compromised, and quickly your private data can get into the wrong hands. (You all remember the “competitor” incident early 2012, don’t you?)
Our security model is based on the principle of decentralization. Your profile data, your chat conversations, everything is stored on your phone exclusively. No private content is recorded on our servers.
Well, there is one exception: images are served by high-speed content delivery networks and need to stay on the Internet. However, we anonymize image links to make them almost impossible to locate without the app, and we never associate profile data with them.
Without a central user database and with additional security measures against identity theft, u2nite is redefining the meaning of privacy for social networks. The user himself is fully in control of how much personal data he wants to make available.
A further security highlight is the position blur function – a safety measure that offers users even more privacy protection by not exposing their exact locations – and the instant dating feature. On the display, the other users’ location will be shown offset by approx. 70 meters.
The app shows member locations with enough inaccuracy to let others know in which area you are, but nobody can access your exact location and join you uninvited while you are chewing on your breakfast croissant.