Nearly every time you access the Internet, some hidden company is quietly gathering information
about you without your explicit consent. This includes where you are, what Web sites you are
visiting, and even you real name, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe that this
continues to occur because today's phones give us no visibility into what information is being
sent, and no control over how it is shared with companies. ReCon fills this gap by
providing you with transparency and control over personal information sent over the network.
More specifically, ReCon will show you what information is being sent to
third parties, including understanding how companies are tracking your
movements in your day-to-day life. Further, ReCon provides services that
allow you to block or modify the personal information
your device leaks so you can take control of privacy. Below are a few example
services we provide; we are
constantly developing and experimenting with others.
- Privacy leak detection
We use state of the art machine
learning techniques to automatically identify when your personal information
is being leaked by your device, without even needing to know in advance
what is your personal information.
- Privacy monitoring
ReCon shows you
which sites are gathering information about you, and what they are gathering.
You can use our site to tell us if we are right or wrong about our analysis,
and our system will learn to how to better identify your privacy violations.
We are also currently building a service that will send you notifications
as privacy violations occur.
- Tracker blocking
Many of us are familiar with in-browser
blocking of advertisements and trackers through plugins such as AdBlock. In Meddle,
we provide this service for all apps, not just your Web browser.
- Custom filters
Don't want to block all personal information? No problem!
We support custom filters that ensure your privacy is protected without
adverse affects on app usability.
- Identity management
Want more privacy? We can make you look identical
to hundreds of other users, making it difficult for third parties to learn information
tied to you personally.