CounterCloud gives you a capability to thoroughly manage your contact data in the cloud.
Today’s internet environment is fundamentally invasive; your information is collected and stored in the cloud. Malicious and commercial applications and websites can use this information against you without your knowledge or permission.
CounterCloud allows you to take control and see everything that is stored in your cloud. If you know what private information has been exposed, you can decide what you want to share with the world. CounterCloud privately monitors the cloud 24/7, showing you any updates to your cloud information.
By itself, it is not a complete solution to the information leak, as it only shows you what information has been made public. However, combined with CrypSafe, its companion app, you can ensure your internet privacy. CrypSafe is an AES 265 bit encrypted contact manager, acting as a safe place to store your information.
What is the 30 Second Security Check? How do I get started?
The 30 Second Security Check performs scan of your cloud to show you your contacts that may have sensitive information. It searches for passwords, codes, pin numbers and information of the type that you would not want floating around in the cloud.
The security report is presented as an interactive table. You can select items from the table and it will launch the contact editor. From here you can edit the contact. Alternatively, you can select the offending item, and the delete button and CounterCloud will delete it from your Android device and the cloud.
What is the big picture? What do I do next?
Start by learning what you are publishing to the cloud. Next remove the most sensitive information. Finally, monitor the cloud and learn how information is put into your cloud.
Cloud Summary is the home activity for CounterCloud. It shows total Raw Contacts and Raw Data for each of your accounts. Pressing the search allows you to drill down into the details for that account.
Contacts in the cloud are composed of parts: the top parts are the Raw Contacts while the details are the Raw Data. CounterCloud displays them all in a no-frills manner.
Browsing And Searching Your Cloud
In this example, the user searched for "sale" and quickly identified 45 candidates to delete. After a quick scroll through the list the user selected Delete and Confirm and the contacts were deleted.
Anytime anyone emails you, their email address becomes part of your cloud record.
Here are a few sensitive item terms to search for:
Contacts relating to these junk terms may be cluttering up your contacts a bit:
Note that the spinner menu in the upper left has three options:
Swipe down from the top of your Android device to display the Notification Area. CounterCloud uses this area to show updates to your cloud 24/7. The most recent event is shown along with the time it occurred and the type. In the lower right is a number showing the number of events that have occurred. In this example, that number is 90.
If there is more than one update, a two-finger pull down from the base of a notification will expand it.
Tap the notification to launch the CounterCloud Event Log.
Note that when contacts are deleted, they often are first updated and then deleted, as shown.
The Cloud Event Log is the history of your contacts cloud. It is searchable and items are selectable to show more detail.
If a contact is in the Added or Updated state, it can be accessed by touch. Events that are deleted will show an "Invalid URI" when pressed.
The log can be deleted with the Menu > Delete log option.
Why not just use the Contact Manager to delete contacts? Why do I need CounterCloud?
You may use any method you are comfortable with to manage and delete contacts. Here are a few reasons we highly recommend CounterCloud:
If I buy CounterCloud, can I use it on all my devices? What if I change phones?
Your CounterCloud license is attached to your Android account. You can install and reinstall on any of your Android devices that use that same account.
How to I remove the warning: Sync error, too many contacts deletes?
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