Many a times it so happens that you have to communicate something private to a close friend / family member. And you are worried that it may fall into the wrong hands. e.g. in an emergency, you need to send your Bank Account no. or your Credit Card no. to your spouse. You may send it via email, but there is a chance that after using that information, the recipient does not delete it from his mailbox. Anyone having access to that mailbox can then misuse that information.
BurnNote allows a user to send a message to someone in such a manner that the message will be automatically deleted after a predefined number of seconds after it has been read. So, if you have set it to 180 seconds, the message will destruct itself 180 seconds after it has been read by the recipient.
The implementation is quite simple – you go to BurnNote.com and fill up a simple registration form. Now, you can compose a mail to anyone and define, say 180 seconds after reading it, it should self-destruct. If you want to be doubly sure, you can even create a password for accessing the mail. The site will generate a link and you can then copy-paste that link in your regular email. The recipient just needs to click on that link, enter the password (if any) and read the mail as desired. Once the mail has been read, after 180 seconds, the link will be inactive and no longer accessible to either the sender or the receiver.
In short, Burn Note puts you in total control of your privacy. Maybe the US Government should have used it for their diplomatic cables !