Datensparsamkeit – the German belief that we should handle only the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish our purpose.
For our UC Berkeley School of Information capstone project, we wanted to build something that embodies datensparsamkeit. Data privacy and ownership are key interests for the entire team, but for many people, these topics are often afterthoughts.
That’s why we created Portal, a mobile application that aggregates data streams from a user’s digital life with Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare, and Spotify.
On the outside, Portal appears to be like any other app, allowing users to retrace memories from a particular day through a friendly interface. However, unlike many other apps, Portal makes it a point to not store any of its users’ data. Your data is shredded, encrypted, and distributed across the blockchain network, making it impossible for anyone but you to access it without your personal key.
We’re launching soon! Come see our capstone project presentation at UC Berkeley’s South Hall on Thursday, May 12, 2016. View on Eventbrite →