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Secret Shuts Down

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

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Your Favorite Anonymous App Is Not Anonymous At All

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

‘Truth’ Texting App Lets Users Anonymously Criticize or Flirt With Phone Contacts

Mashable › Rebecca Hiscott

Secret and Whisper, the current darlings of the anonymous messaging market, are all about broadcasting ... MORE

Anonymous Social Apps Aren’t Too Gossipy – Or Anonymous – For Advertisers

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

The Age of Anonymity in Mobile

LinkedIn › Dil-Domine Jacobe Leonares

We’re seeing a point where digital identity is important to people, businesses and the way we transact with each other online. But is it hurting or helping us? When the social web ... MORE

Rumr, Group Messaging With An Anonymous Twist, Launches On iOS & Android

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

Surprise! Advertisers Are Intrigued By Anonymity Apps

Digiday › John McDermott

Apps like Whisper and Secret have recently attracted large audiences by allowing users to do exactly what they can’t do on Facebook: post anything they want while remaining ... MORE

Silicon Valley’s Anonymous Gossip Apps Whip Up Storm Of Ambition and jealousy

Guardian › Edward Helmore

Ten years ago Mark Zuckerberg ushered in the era of social media with the creation of Facebook in his ... MORE

Business Insider Australia Continues To Trash Anonymous Social Networks

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Anonymous social networks are receiving a lot of attention in the last couple months from the tech blogging community, largely due to some major capital investment in startups like the Secret and Whisper apps.

In addition to a lot of PR friendly puff pieces we are seeing a number of articles that are highly critical, not only of individual ... MORE

On Your Permanent Record – Anonymity, Pseudonymity, Ephemerality & Bears Omfg!

Medium › Austin Hill

Anonymity seems to be all the rage in Silicon Valley and startups lately.

Recently Whisper raised another $30 million (supposedly ... MORE

Anonymous Social Networks: Too Big To Succeed?

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With the very recent debut of a number of anonymous social networking apps and websites, a vigorous debate has begun about the perils and merits of anonymous digital venues.

Critics would have us believe that trolling, porn, and bullying are endemic to the experience, while boosters trumpet the importance of innovation, free speech, ... MORE

Anonymous Message App Yik Yak Faces Backlash From An Entire City

Huffington Post › Kim Bellware

CHICAGO — Yik Yak is the latest anonymous messaging app to stoke cyber bullying fears among parents and educators, recently causing so much worry its creators temporarily disabled it for an entire city.

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