We develop secure online tools that are cloud-based or that execute locally on your device. Protecting your privacy is one of our main concerns when developing our tools.
Our online tools which execute locally on your device don't need to send your data (your files, your audio or video data, etc.) over the internet. All the work is done locally by the browser itself, making these tools very fast and secure. To achieve this we use HTML5 and WebAssembly, a form of code that is run by the browser itself allowing our tools to execute at near-native speed.
We work hard to make our tools run locally on your device since avoiding sending data over the internet is more secure. Sometimes however this is not optimal or possible for tools which for example require high processing power, display maps aware of your current location, or allow you to share data.
Our cloud-based online tools use HTTPS to encrypt your data sent to and downloaded from our cloud infrastructure, and only you have access to your data (unless you have chosen to share it). This makes our cloud-based tools very secure.
The infrastructures that support the internet and the cloud have an impact on the environment. The cloud is in fact a multitude of servers powered by electricity and the production of this electricity leads to varying degrees to carbon dioxide emissions. We implement the following strategies in order to make sure that our tools have the lowest possible impact on the environment.
We work to reduce the amount of data sent to and downloaded from the internet. Whenever possible, we develop our online tools so that they execute locally on your device without the need to send large amounts of data.
We store as little data as possible (and for the shortest required time) on our cloud storage infrastructure.
Our servers are scaled on-demand, so they never use more power than needed.
Last but not least we carefully select the locations of our cloud infrastructures so that a maximum of the energy used is carbon free: at least 75% of the energy used to power our servers is carbon-free.
Latitude and longitude coordinates are part of a geographic coordinates system that can identify any location on the Earth. This system uses a spherical surface that covers the Earth. This surface is divided in a grid and each point on this surface corresponds to a specific latitude and longitude, just like each point on a cartesian plane corresponds to a specific x and y coordinates. This grid divides the surface of the Earth with two sets of lines that run parallel to the equator and from the North Pole to the South Pole.
The lines parallel to the equator, and so lines that run east to west, have a constant latitude value. They are, adequately, called parallels. The line that runs right over the equator defined the latitude value 0. Going north towards the North Pole the latitude value increases from 0 to 90 at the North Pole. New York, which is about halfway between the equator and the North Pole has a latitude of 40.71455. From the equator going south the latitude values become negative and reach -90 at the South Pole. Rio de Janeiro has a latitude of -22.91216.
The lines that run from the North Pole to the South Pole have a constant longitude value. Those lines are called meridians. The meridian which defines the longitude of value 0 passes over Greenwich in England. Going west from Greenwich, say towards the Americas, the longitude values become negative. The longitude values west of Greenwich go from 0 to -180 and the longitude values going east go from 0 to 180. Mexico City has a longitude of -99.13939 and Singapore has a longitude of 103.85211.
Latitude and longitude coordinates are for example used by GPSs. At any point in time, your current location can be precisely defined by latitude and longitude coordinates.