These days, most so-called “anonymous apps” (yik yak, rumr, etc.) are not ultimely anonymous. They’re anonymous, although only in the sense of individuals.
Most of these services/network are only about talking to people near your location. You might as well use Facebook. You “might” know the person who you’re talking too, and, although ... MORE
TechCrunch › Josh Constine
Anonymous sharing app Secret will shut down soon, according to sources close to the company. The announcement could be made as soon as today or tomorrow, and there’s some talk of current employees receiving modest severance packages. Having raised $35 million, it’s unlikely ... MORE
Gizmodo › Adam Clark Estes
Security researchers recently discovered a serious flaw in Yik Yak, the “anonymous” messaging app popular with teens. In surprisingly simple fashion, the flaw offered hackers a way to discover the identities of Yik ... MORE
New York Magazine › Kevin Roose
Last week, amid the overwrought start-up angst and sexual escapades that clutter the anonymous messaging app Secret, a hint of genuine drama emerged: a ... MORE
Mashable › Rebecca Hiscott
Secret and Whisper, the current darlings of the anonymous messaging market, are all about broadcasting ... MORE
South China Morning Post › Amy Li
A free phone app that lets users anonymously confess secrets, from extramarital affairs to invasions of a loved one’s privacy, earned as much criticism as it has fans in ... MORE
Red and Black › Savannah Levins
The rise in anonymous applications has some people wary.
Apps, such as Yik Yak and uMentioned, allow users to post completely anonymously. ... MORE
CBS MoneyWatch › Erik Sherman
Local business review site Yelp (YELP) is embroiled in a legal fight with a Virginia-based cleaning company. Potentially at stake: the ability for people to leave anonymous ... MORE
CNN › Steve Kovach
In late 2007, a social network called Juicy Campus started going viral at a handful of colleges.
But unlike Facebook, which saw a similar buzz three years earlier as a fast-spreading social network conquering one university ... MORE
Forbes › Parmy Olson
It’s hardly a secret anymore. Anonymous social apps like Secret and Whisper are among the hottest diversions to come out of Silicon Valley, showcasing streams of short confessions from ... MORE
TechCrunch › Natasha Lomas
Say hey to rumr, a new messaging app that’s vying to draw your attention away from all the other ways to say hey already in play.
Rumr has been in the works for around half a year, raising an $800,000 seed ... MORE
The Age › Ben Grubb
Australian citizens now have the right to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym when interacting with government agencies, private health service providers, and large organisations under new privacy laws.
The ... MORE