pii2014 Technology Showcase

The following companies exhibited at the pii2014 Technology Showcase during this year’s Privacy Identity Innovation conference in Silicon Valley. Congratulations to Blackphone for winning the pii2014 Technology Showcase Audience Choice Award!


BeehiveIDBeehiveID is a global identity validation service that enables trust by identifying bad actors online BEFORE they have a chance to commit fraud. This critical task is accomplished by applying our proprietary Social Authentication Technology™ to a user’s social network data. The results are provided in real-time. This technology has multiple applications across several multi-billion dollar industries including eCommerce, online dating and peer-to-peer transactions. BeehiveID is an online service verifying thousands of customers on over 800 websites in 22 countries.


Based in Austin, Texas, BeehiveID graduated from the TechStars™ program in Seattle in 2013 and is currently a member of the Austin Technology Incubator, a part of the University of Texas at Austin. The founders have previous experience working on national biometric/biographic based identification programs for foreign governments in the Middle East and central Asia through the Department of Defense.


Learn more at BeehiveID.com and follow @BeehiveID on Twitter.



blackphoneFormed as a joint venture between internationally recognized secure communications provider Silent Circle and award-winning Spanish mobile device manufacturer Geeksphone, SGP Technologies manufactures blackphone, the first smartphone designed from the ground up with privacy in mind. Blackphone puts privacy and control ahead of everything else. Ahead of carriers. Ahead of advertising.


SGP Technologies is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with major operations in Madrid, Washington DC, and Silicon Valley.


Learn more at Blackphone.ch and follow @blackphone_ch on Twitter.



cocoonFounded in 2008, Virtual World Computing (VWC) is dedicated to the end-user′s Internet experience. Our mission is to take Internet security and privacy to a new level, while eliminating installation and configuration hassles for end users. Our Cocoon service adds virus protection, privacy, and spam–free email addresses to the everyday browsing experience of end users.


With Cocoon’s built-in security, privacy, cloud features, users can browse the Web with the lack of concern we all had the first time we used the Internet. And now, VWC, in partnership with IceBrowser, has launched IceBrowser.co, which offers the unprecedented privacy benefits of Iceland’s data storage and privacy laws. VWC is dedicated to restoring the promise of the Web.

Learn more at GetCocoon.com and follow @GetCocoon on Twitter.



DAAThe Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) establishes and enforces responsible privacy practices across the online advertising industry, providing consumers with enhanced transparency and control. Our programs reach the online marketplace through hundreds of companies and thousands of brands, including the top global Internet advertising networks. We also created an icon that is the “trusted mark” for online consumer privacy. The DAA icon is served globally more than one trillion times each month.


DAA is an independent non-profit that collaborates with businesses, public policy groups, and public officials to ensure that the high standards for consumer privacy, transparency and control are addressed and enforced. In 2012, the White House, Secretary of Commerce, and Chairman of the FTC recognized the DAA for leadership in providing consumers with online advertising privacy, transparency, and choice.


Learn more at DigitalAdvertisingAlliance.org and follow @DAAUSA on Twitter.


DisconnectDisconnect develops award-winning, user-friendly privacy and security software in Palo Alto, California. By being an advocate for Internet users everywhere, we hope to create enduring, positive change in the way personal info is handled online.


Learn more at Disconnect.me and follow @Disconnectme on Twitter.





GlimpseGlimpse is the private (disappearing) photo messaging app just for groups. Glimpse was funded and built with help from PGP alums. Pre-registration for Android and iOS at http://weneedglimpse.com.


Learn more at WeNeedGlimpse.com and follow @WeNeedGlimpse on Twitter.


IDmeID.me is a digital identity bank and network designed to empower consumers to control how their personal data is shared with third parties in order to efficiently complete high-risk transactions or to access exclusive benefits from retailers. The United States Department of Commerce selected ID.me as one of the top five digital identity products in America with the greatest potential to increase trust in online transactions. ID.me is capable of directly issuing trusted credentials to the highest remote authentication standards set by the federal government or brokering externally issued credentials across the ID.me network.


Learn more at ID.me and follow @IDme on Twitter.



KpassKpass is an identity platform that provides brands, apps and developers with an easy-to-implement technology solution to help manage the notice and consent requirements for the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) laws. Kpass acts as a single-sign-on digital ID for kids and their parents that promotes safe and transparent connections to their favorite digital experiences. Best of all, Kpass acts as an easy and consolidated place for parents to manage their kids information sharing online across apps, sites and devices.


Learn more at Kpass.com and follow @KpassID on Twitter.



MeecoMeeco is a Life Management Platform that offers an all-in-one solution that enables you to transact online, collect you own personal data, and be more anonymous with greater control over your own privacy.


Meeco is designed to help you become the most powerful source of information and provide insight to reveal your true value in the emerging MeEconomy. As data is fast becoming the currency of the connected world, using Meeco will help you build your data into a valuable asset that you own.


Learn more at Meeco.me and follow @meeco_me on Twitter.



PersonalLogoPersonal is a data vault solution for individuals to manage and securely share their most important information, passwords and files. Personal also features Fill It, a 1-click form-filling app for logins, checkouts and forms of all kinds, and the world’s largest 1-click form library at fillit.com.


Built on a privacy- and security-by-design platform that has been internationally recognized, the Fill It and Data Vault service helps individuals take control and benefit from their information – all with the peace of mind that the information in their vault remains legally theirs and can’t be used without their permission.


Learn more at Personal.com and follow @Personal on Twitter.




PlacesAnsamb‘s mission is to provide everyone with easy-to-use and effective tools to protect their online privacy, like our “Places” application. At ansamb, we also believe in privacy by design, where privacy is built into products and services from the early stages of design and development, not just an afterthought. Our vision is a world where everyone will be able to communicate and share their life freely, safe from prying eyes and mass surveillance.


Our Places  application is a totally private file-sharing, messaging and video calling application for both individuals and enterprises. Our technology uses client-side encryption based on AES-256 and RSA-2048. Places is a nice looking and easy to use “sharing-every-thing” application that makes the best encryption fully transparent for the users. The alpha version for Windows, Mac OS and Linux was released in September 2014.


Learn more at Ansamb.com and follow @PlacesByAnsamb on Twitter.



reputationReputation.com was founded in 2006 to give individuals and businesses the power to control their online reputations. The company continues to pioneer patented technical solutions that remove personal data from the Internet, monitor and respond to online reviews, manage complex social media needs, and help build positive and accurate Internet reputations for individual and business customers around the globe.


Reputation.com is a World Economic Forum Global Growth Company and multiple award winner, including the recent Silver for the Best in Biz Awards for “Most Customer Friendly Company” in 2012. It is funded by top-tier venture capital firms and has customers in 100 countries.


Learn more at Reputation.com and follow @Reputation_Com on Twitter.



startmailStartMail is a new private email service officially launching at pii2014. We’ve created StartMail to bring powerful PGP encryption to everyone. All it takes is one click!


We believe everyone has a right to privacy, not just security gurus. With StartMail, even beginners can protect themselves from eavesdroppers and government data collection schemes. StartMail’s powerful features include Q & A encryption for when friends don’t use encryption, disposable email addresses for anonymity and spam protection, IMAP compatibility, and state-of-the-art security protections like perfect forward secrecy and SSL.
StartMail was created by the team behind StartPage and Ixquick, the world’s most private search engines. Founded in 1999, we’ve been fanatical about privacy since long before it was cool. (Plus we’re based in the Netherlands, outside of U.S. jurisdiction.) Visit us for a test drive and experience “Encryption Made Easy.”


Learn more at StartMail.com and follow @MyStartMail on Twitter.



Trulioo_logoLaunched in 2011, Trulioo is a global ID verification company focused on building a framework of trust online, implementing best privacy practices, and advancing financial inclusion. As the pioneer and leader in cyber ID, Trulioo aims to solve global problems associated with verifying identities online.


Trulioo’s Global Gateway product enables businesses to perform frictionless, on-demand instant ID Verification for 3 billion people in over 30 countries – the largest coverage in the market. Global Gateway validates, authenticates, and verifies people to support Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer identity verification needs, enabling businesses across the blog to evaluate new and existing users through one, single portal.


Learn more at Trulioo.com and follow @Trulioo on Twitter.



TrustCloudTrustCloud helps P2P marketplaces scale by using big data to ensure trust safety and quality among buyers & sellers.


Learn more at TrustCloud.com and follow @TrustCloud on Twitter.



TrustLayersTrustLayers is privacy intelligence for big data. As companies generate more value from big data, the natural tendency is to lock up data in order to avoid privacy risk. But it doesn’t have to be that way: TrustLayers enables confident use of personal data, keeping companies secure in the knowledge that the organization team is following the rules.


With TrustLayers in place, companies can build new data-driven products and automate data usage guided by their most important policies. Using TrustLayers’ new privacy intelligence dashboard, organizations define data-use limitations independent of workflow and ever-changing data sources. This allows any organization to monitor data usage, identify violations, and demonstrate compliance.”


Learn more at TrustLayers.com and follow @TrustLayers on Twitter.



virtruVirtru is the first company to make email privacy accessible to everyone. With a single plug-in, Virtru empowers individuals and businesses to control who receives, reviews, and retains their digital information — wherever it travels, throughout its lifespan.


The company has set a new standard for digital privacy based on the Trusted Data Format (TDF), created by Virtru Co-Founder Will Ackerly and used by the intelligence community to secure some of the nation’s most sensitive data. Virtru requires no special skills or knowledge, supports all popular email and file types, and can be used on a PC, Mac or mobile device.


Learn more at Virtru.com and follow @VirtruPrivacy on Twitter.