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A seatbelt for the internet?
Privacy Party enters public beta
Most people think online attacks are like plane crashes: rare, catastrophic, and basically out of your control. But if you look at the data, they’re much more like car accidents: common and still pretty dangerous, but with the right safety precautions, a risk you can manage.
It’s more important than ever to manage that risk proactively. The same generative AI tools people love to use to make beautiful images or write essays are also ushering in a new era of online attacks, and they’re on a whole other level. Think stealing pictures to make deepfake porn instead of Tinder catfishing accounts.
Our old ways of sharing put us at risk, and we need new tools to combat new problems. Something as simple as a seatbelt, but for the internet.
Since the unceremonious early retirement of our Twitter product, Block Party has been hard at work on one piece of the puzzle that’s completely manual and unmanageable today—social media privacy.
The result is Privacy Party, a browser extension that will help you stop exposing sensitive info on social and reduce your risk of impersonation, phishing, harassment, and other online attacks.
You can get the beta today in the Chrome Web Store.
How it works
Inside, you’ll find playbooks to improve your privacy on Instagram, LinkedIn, X, Facebook, and Venmo.
Here’s how it works:
The extension assesses your social accounts for potential exposures of sensitive personal info.
You get expert recommendations to improve your privacy and security. You decide what works best for you, and skip the rest.
Automations do the hard work of hiding posts and updating settings, so you don’t have to.
We can’t wait to see what you think! And if you like it, please consider sending the extension to your friends and loved ones.
Privacy is hard. We’d love to make it just a little easier for everybody.