How to Encrypt Your Content on Any Website: Privly

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Scheduled: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 11:00 – 11:45am in B201


Privly lets you post content on the web (Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Diaspora, ..., everywhere) without letting host sites have access to your data. Come find out how to un-send emails and manage your data across many websites simultaneously.


We extended Firefox, Chrome, and Opera to look for specially formatted hyperlinks that point to your private data. When Privly finds the special links, it places the linked content onto the page you are viewing. This hack allows us to post and read protected content on sites like Facebook without giving Facebook access to the content. In our presentation we will facilitate a walk-through of’s implementation, design, and core scripts for hacking any HTML site to support the viewing of protected, encrypted content. We will finish the presentation with a discussion of the Privly concept, and internet privacy in general. For more information:

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