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Privacy, Security, Searching

Netsso is primarily designed for the individual, personal user, as a place for him to store and manage links to his personal internet world from any machine (including links to his documents stored online). If he wishes to share any part of his world with others, he can do so, easily. But otherwise his privacy is of the utmost importance to Netsso designers. His links to web places and all data connected to the links, or online files, can be fully encrypted at the user's option, on his local machine,  by selecting an "encrypt" checkbox. His usernames and passwords used on those web sites that require credentials, are encrypted by default. The encryption keys and all decryption functions are exclusively done on the users local machine, wherever he logs into his Netsso. The encryption/decryption keys are in turn encrypted by the user's own Master Password, and this password cannot be known to Netsso administrators.

In addition, when the user searches to find particular links to go to in his Netsso, the search terms cannot be viewed by the usual standard major search engines, further protecting the user from the "profile-building" surveillance activities of some major web services. Nor can the Notes which he writes stores and encrypts in Netsso be read by Netsso staff or any other parties, unless he has authorised them by giving them his Master Password, something we recommend never to do.

When he exchanges/shares links or documents with other Netsso members, the exchange is encrypted by each party's "Sharing keys", which are set up, one time only, in seconds.

Because Netsso remembers all encryption passwords for you, for use on any machine, it obviates your need to remember them yourself and therefore enables you to use highly complex lengthy passwords, different for every link or online file. This, in itself, adds to your general online security.

However, please note that if all data related to the link - including meta data about it, including Descriptions, etc - are encrypted, then it cannot be searched by your Netsso. In this case you should give the link some Tags, and search it later via the Search by Tag option.

Netsso's architecture and display system makes it relatively easy to search data by simple human recognition- knowing which desktop page the link should be stored on and simply going there and observing. When a desktop is selected/ opened, its data is automatically decrypted, the user's Master Password having been entered and still remaining in memory. (The MP must be re-entered after every 30 minutes of non-use of Netsso.)