Former cop launches 'Direct Baat' app; Promises data privacy

On Thursday, former police officer Sachin Waze launched the 'Direct Baat' app, which is available on Google Play for ₹500 till December 31. Post December 31, the price will escalate to ₹25,000

Former cop launches 'Direct Baat' app; Promises data privacy

With an aim to reduce fake rumours and ensuring complete data privacy, former police officer Sachin Waze has launched a messaging app by the name 'Direct Baat', on Thursday.   

According to Waze, the app does not store any of the user’s data except for registration details, which will eliminate the scope of user data being leaked owing to both internal or external breaches.  

Waze said that the idea for the app came up during a discussion about rumour-mongering and fake news around a year ago and he and his group started working on it. He added that ‘Direct Baat’ passes a user’s message through multiple servers with high-end encryption, but none of them stores any of the data and it stays only with the sender and the receiver ensuring total privacy. 

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Referring to the leak of Facebook data of 50 million users ahead of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom in 2016, he said with Direct Baat, the team running the app cannot access any user data. He added that his team asked around 200 hackers to try and intercept messages that were being shared through Direct Baat but no one could succeed.  

Unlike Whatsapp, this app comes with a one-time payment of ₹500 which is available till December 31. Later, the price will increase to ₹25,000. 

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