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Burner wants to help you temporarily obfuscate your phone number

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August 24, 2012

Burner wants to help you temporarily obfuscate your phone number

Legal experts like Hanni Fakhoury, a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, call Burner a "good start" as a "casual tool" for privacy.

"As far as I understand the app, the ‘burner’ number is routed to your personal cell phone number, and as long as [that] number is operating, there may be a way for law enforcement to eventually trace the ‘burned’ number back to the original cell phone," Fakhoury wrote in an e-mail to Ars.

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