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
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
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
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
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