As technology advances, people are creating an increasing amount of personal data. Technologies like computers, cell phones and the internet have evolved quickly, creating a situation where people have lost control of their data. Many sites where people post their most personal information, like social media sites, store a user's information and content. That data can then be analyzed or sold, depending on the user agreement that few people read.
With the development of artificial intelligence (AI), the amount of data that people create will greatly increase. By their very nature, AI programs are designed to gather information about users, so the AI can learn from data to adapt to users. As artificial intelligence apps become popular, AI will collect an increasing amount of personal data. The place where that information gets stored should be owned and controlled by users.
To insure that individuals maintain control over their data, SecurePODS is developing secure Personal Online Data Storage. SecurePODS give people a single place for all of their data, regardless of what device or site that is used to enter the data. When information is entered on a device or site, it is saved to the users Personal Online Data Storage and not on the device or website.
With their data safe in SecurePODS, individuals can then connect data to websites by giving permissions for pieces of data to be shared. On social media sites, that means storing all posts and photos in SecurePODS and linking the data to the site so it can be viewed. It's like flipping a switch to share personal information, and that switch can be turned off at any time.
SecurePODS give individuals ownership and control over everything they create and share. That includes sharing things like photos with family and friends. Instead of sending copies of photos to friends, links can be shared that give access to photographs and videos. End a personal or professional relationship, and you can remove people's access to anything you shared - like photos, videos, or documents. You are in complete control of all the data and digital files that you create.
The best part of SecurePODS is that they are free forever. That gives people the ability to store all of the data that they create over their lifetime in one secure place that will serve as a permanent archive. When paired with LifeArchive.AI, that allows people to create a permanent record of their lives, so the life a person lives continues to exist long after someone is gone.