your cell phone isn't about to explode into smoke in 40 seconds (unless there
is something else wrong with it).
is the text message you have just read that will disappear shortly after it has
to a number of high profile celebrity embarrassments, where their fruity text
messages got into the national newspapers, a UK company, Staellium UK, is now
offering the new service, StealthText, to interested parties, reports website
the sender and receiver have to sign up for the service in which the receiver
doesn't get the text message directly, but has to click on a link to the message,
read it, and then, 40 seconds later, the message becomes unreadable.
the upside for tabloid editors, the messages have to be kept on a secure server
for a while, for 'security' reasons.
the downside, no more professional footballers and their lovers telling each other
how they are going to spank each other. Shame.
vnunet.com 13th December 2005