Burner gives iPhone users disposable phone numbers

By Rick
Aug 10, 2012
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  1. Protecting your privacy online is one thing, but flying under the radar in real life -- that presents a whole new set of challenges. Burner, an iOS app which allows users to spontaneously create disposable phone numbers, promises to give……

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  2. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 516   +11

    And selling drugs. Clearly you don't watch HBO's The Wire.
  3. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 962   +309

    Telemarketers are easy to deal with if you threaten to call cops if they call back again (works most of the time) or just mess with their heads have fun with them they will stop calling, in-laws just tell them to leave you alone (mean but some deserve it) and creepy people you can just block the phone number that is what that service is for. Creating burner numbers will just allow in-laws to call yo without you being able to know who it is and will let creepy people get around call blocks :p
  4. Burners (prepaid phones) in The Wire are still better. With this app, law enforcement agencies could most likely still be able to contact this apps developer or w/e and use the temporary number to match it back to the original number. With a prepaid phone, all you need is to wipe your prints, and make sure the phone can no longer be powered on for anyone to access the phones' call records or log.

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