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Whisper App Accused of Not Being Anonymous After All Company denies Guardian's reports of tracking users

Dark social just got darker. Indirect Snapchat leaks were only the beginning. Now, our trusted anonymous apps like Whisper aren’t so trusted after The Guardian found that the company tracks…

October 17, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

Yik Yak Is Hot With the Cool Kids, and Now It's in Facebook's Crosshairs Anonymous, location-based app surges in popularity

Any attention is good attention, even if it's from Facebook looking to crush your fledgling startup. That's kind of how the founders of Yik Yak look at recent double-edged praise…

October 8, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

Facebook Reportedly Launching an App Designed to Hide Your True Identity A shift toward anonymity?

Facebook wants you to be just as comfortable sharing sensitive information as you are broadcasting mundane details, so the social network is planning a new, anonymous sharing app, according to…

October 7, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT

Do Anonymous Apps Enable Cyberbullying?

Do apps like Whisper, Secret and Ask.fm, which let their users mask their identity, give voice to cyberbullying and other bad behavior? Mike Dreiblatt, president of the activist group Stand…

September 15, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

Anonymous Apps Try to Curb Bad Behavior

Ask.com was well aware of the controversy surrounding anonymous app Ask.fm before purchasing it last month, according to its CEO Doug Leeds. Here, the exec, who now also oversees Ask.fm,…

September 15, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

Anonymous Apps Like Whisper and Secret Have a Dark Side Abusive language and bullying have brands proceeding with caution

An increasingly popular category of social media presents an enticing but potentially risky proposition for brands eager to reach teens and young adults. Services such as Ask.fm, Secret, Whisper and…

September 15, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

Is Your Secret Safe With 'Secret' App? Hackers expose anonymity issues

Hackers recently showed that Secret, the anonymous social networking app that encourages users to "speak freely," may not be so secretive after all. Speaking with Wired, Ben Caudill, co-founder of Seattle's…

August 22, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

This Gen Z Infographic Can Help Marketers Get Wise to the Future Here come the social natives

We've all heard plenty about millenials (or Generation Y), those born between 1976 and 1994. But as that generation continues to age, marketers are starting to shift their attention to…

August 21, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

Mobile Branding Goes Dark Hulu, Universal Pictures among brands using anonymous apps to target consumers

It seems counterintuitive that advertisers would be interested in anonymity-based platforms in an age of Facebook hypertargeting. But Vegas.com is the latest in a string of brands to bet on…

August 10, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

Agency's Speakeasy Aligns With SXSW's 'Dark Austin' Digital shop Huge goes small

While South by Southwest Interactive lit up Central Texas, some folks in Austin simply wanted to go dark. GSD&M, a marketing services firm, even launched a Web app to help…

March 11, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

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