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
IFEX › Electronic Frontier Foundation
Last week was a bad one for freedom of expression in Brazil. Judge Paulo César de Carvalho, in the state court of Espírito Santo, issued a preliminary injunction ordering the removal of Secret—an anonymous sharing application that lets people share ... MORE
TechCrunch › Jon Evans
Anonymity: it’s all the rage–Whisper, Secret–and it’s rage-inducing. A Brazilian court has ruled ... 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
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
NBC News › Keith Wagstaff
When Facebook burst onto the scene in 2004, the Internet’s culture of anonymity and pseudonymity, when strangers talked mainly behind screen names, changed drastically.
That is why recent reports that ... MORE
ReCode › Mike Isaac
Facebook spent years defining what it means to have an online identity. Now with the surge in popularity of anonymous social apps, Facebook may be spending the next few figuring out how to deal with the complete opposite case.
The ... MORE
Medium › David Fortuna
The Reddit community is not stupid. Do not be fooled by the myriad cat pictures on the home page.
In fact, as my good friend Adam learned the hard way this weekend, it is very likely that the Reddit community is a lot smarter than you. It is an elemental force ... MORE
AP › Barbara Ortutay
At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty.
Among the latest is Secret, created by two former ... MORE
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
Guardian › Edward Helmore
Ten years ago Mark Zuckerberg ushered in the era of social media with the creation of Facebook in his ... MORE