It might seem like a contradiction that an executive and celebrity with a huge public persona would be blazing trails for online privacy, but billionaire Mark Cuban is doing just that. Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and a star of CNBC’s Shark Tank, takes privacy so seriously that he has multiple business interests devoted to helping individuals and companies send and receive messages and post on social media more securely and more privately.
In a recent blog, I mentioned Cuban’s mobile app Cyber Dust, which enables users to send text messages that disappear in less than two minutes, turning to cyber “dust.” And I just learned that he also invested in Xpire, an app that helps consumers manage and minimize their digital footprints. After Huffington Post published my blog, I reached out to Cuban and asked if he would answer some additional questions about Cyber Dust and online privacy. He graciously agreed, so following are five questions with Cuban about online privacy.