How can we bring some degree of privacy to social media timelines?
The recent democratization of encrypted messaging (e.g Signal, Wire) has helped protecting the communications of millions of people. Conversely, other areas of our digital lives have seen little progress when it comes to privacy. Social media feeds is one them. Given their open nature, how can we bring some degree of privacy to public conversations?
Deface piggybacks on Facebook and obfuscates timeline content: it makes user messages costly for computers to read, while preserving people's user experience.
Deface currently exists as a Chrome extension prototype, and we expect to release the application to the public some time in 2019. In the meantime, you can you can follow progress and contribute to the project on Gitlab.