This text will self-destruct in 40 seconds

by admin December 13, 2005 at 11:18 am

Next year self-deleting emails and photo messages too?¢‚Ǩ¬¶

A service offering Mission Impossible-style text messages that “self-destruct” after they have been read has been launched.

Staellium UK said that its StealthText service will allow business executives dealing in sensitive information to send texts which will delete themselves from the recipient’s mobile phone as soon as the person has read them.

Once a message has been sent, the recipient receives a text notification showing the sender’s name and providing a link to the message.

Once opened, the message will disappear after about 40 seconds. Staellium said it has already had interest from financial services companies, the Ministry of Defence and celebrity agents.

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