CEO Arjun Bhatnagar sat down with Hosting Advice recently to share more about Cloaked and our commitment help everyone take control of their personal information with ease
TL; DR: Data privacy can be murky territory for the everyday user. We have concerns but are often too preoccupied to learn more to protect ourselves or go through those 15 sliders on a company’s website to decline their cookies. Cloaked makes protecting your personal information simple with its all-in-one browser extension and mobile app. Users can leverage Cloaked to create unique virtual identities for their favorite accounts, including Uber, Walmart, Spotify, and Hulu. In one click, Cloaked generates new email addresses, phone numbers, usernames, and passwords so you won’t have to share your data. We spoke with Arjun Bhatnagar, Co-Founder and CEO of Cloaked, about the platform’s unique capabilities and security architecture.
Online surveillance and tracking have become a prominent and pressing issue for everyday users. Awareness of data privacy breaches has skyrocketed in recent years, and internet users aren’t happy. By now, most of us know what cookies are, and they’re not the sweet and gooey kind. Although the internet lingo tries its best to sound less intrusive than it is, cookies are just another indicator of how vulnerable our data has become.
According to Pew Research, 79% of Americans said they had concerns about their data privacy in 2020. That number has jumped to 92% in 2023, based on a report by Cloaked. Controlling access to personal data hasn’t become easier, especially since everything has moved online. And using other tools, such as VPNs and privacy software, can be complex or don’t provide enough protection on their own.
Most of us wish we could have a magical cloak to protect our personal information while we browse the web. All it would require is putting it on, and you’re invisible to companies and other digital entities sniffing your trail. Cloaked may not sell that spellbinding garment, but it does have a similar solution.
“Cloaked’s goal is to put people in control of their data and, ultimately, their identity. We want to make privacy not this impossible, unattainable goal but one meant for everyday people. And it is an achievable goal,” Arjun Bhatnagar, Co-Founder and CEO of Cloaked.
Cloaked is a browser extension and mobile app that protects user personal information from online surveillance by creating unique virtual identities for their online activities. Cloaked can provide users with new email addresses, phone numbers, and credit card numbers in one click so individuals and companies can never track their actual data. Users can leverage Cloaked for everything from ride-sharing and house-hunting to online dating and streaming.
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