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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

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Trend Of Anonymous Apps Could Spark Increase In Social Regression

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

Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise

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

The Future For Anonymity Apps: Defamations And Revolutions

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

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 Social Networks

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Social networks generally thrived on face time, belonging, and legacy. We enjoy recognition for the presentation of our character, recognizing others provides a sense of community, and our profile is a lasting record of our experience.

Recently, the idea of an ‘anonymous social network’ has emerged with several projects that complicate the ... MORE