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
TechCrunch › Jon Evans
Anonymity: it’s all the rage–Whisper, Secret–and it’s rage-inducing. A Brazilian court has ruled ... 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
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
Slate › Lily Hay Newman
There’s a lot of news about Whisper, Secret, and other anonymous social networks lately. Whisper has been around in various forms since March 2012 but started ... MORE
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
Medium › Austin Hill
Anonymity seems to be all the rage in Silicon Valley and startups lately.
Recently Whisper raised another $30 million (supposedly ... MORE
Gigaom › Mathew Ingram
When it comes to online behavior, some contentious issues have been around at least as long as the consumer internet itself. One of the most explosive of these topics is anonymity, and the alleged benefits ... MORE
TechCrunch › Mike Butcher
In 2010 the Iranian election protests — the “Green Revolution” — was at its tail end, though few knew the tumult of the Arab Spring was to come. The Iranian authorities were rounding up key anti-government ... MORE
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