Without a Trace

TigerText makes messages vanish. Early adopters may include job seekers and philanderers

There comes a time in the life cycle of every celebrity scandal when outrage and finger-pointing metamorphose into pity and averting of the eyes. In the Tiger Woods debacle, that point was reached around the end of February, when the world first learned about TigerText. The golfer had become so synonymous with spousal betrayal, it seemed, that someone named a cheating aid after him.

TigerText is a smart-phone application that allows its users to exchange text messages that disappear after a set period. A famous golfer could, for example,...

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