(PRWEB) January 15, 2013
The team at VPHO addresses this issue during an interview with Yuda Hadar, CEO of VPHO regarding security concerns on VPHO. “We know people want to search for friends and want to see a friend’s contact list. Ultimately, people want to know what their friends are up to,” said Yuda Hadar. “We provide features that enable the user to see this information, but, at the same time, we also provide features that protect users against unwanted contacts and spammers.”
A simple tour through the security features embedded in the VPHO application will reveal that the VPHO team takes user privacy seriously. The Block List feature allows the user to block an unknown caller from his contact list if he or she suspects the call or message to be spam. Once a contact is moved to the block list, they won’t be able to reach the user with call or instant messaging features. Users who receive incoming calls or instant messages from unknown contacts are able to use this feature to block incoming communications from any contact that doesn’t appear in their contact list.
Concerns were also raised regarding the launch on the Geotagging feature, which broadcasts a user’s current position.
“It’s a nice feature for socially-active people. We know there are times, however, where the user doesn’t want this feature to be enabled. Therefore, the user can turn this feature off via the Setting page,” said Hadar.
VPHO settings contain features that should alleviate most concerns regarding privacy, according to Hadar. Users are incomplete control of their privacy levels at all times. Options such as Phone Book Synchronization, Facebook Contact Synchronization, Geotagging, Call from Unknown User and Contact Block lists can be managed by the user to define how much privacy the user needs from the VPHO app.
“We have explained that the application belongs to the user, not us,” says Hadar. “That’s why we give all the features to the user to enjoy while in the same time, users decide whether to use these features or not.”