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  • Secret Update Removes Photo Library Access As It Faces Renewed Claims It Isn’t So Anonymous

    Secret Update Removes Photo Library Access As It Faces Renewed Claims It Isn’t So Anonymous

    Secret has a new update out for Android, with an iOS equivalent arriving sometime next week. The app changes include the addition of Flickr image search, which requires the “exchange” of the ability to use pics from your photo library, in a move clearly designed to limit users from sharing potentially damaging pics of people they know. You can still take a pic on the fly and share… Read More

  • Truth Lets You Send Anonymous Texts

    Truth Lets You Send Anonymous Texts

    With Whisper and Secret raising millions of dollars to build anonymous services, all kinds of apps are popping up that let you share things without attaching your identity. While most of the apps emerging try to build a community by letting you scroll through streams of anonymous messages, some developers are creating apps that let you reach out directly to people in your contacts. Read More

  • Unseen, An Anonymous Photo Sharing App For Colleges, Raises $2.1 Million

    Unseen, An Anonymous Photo Sharing App For Colleges, Raises $2.1 Million

    An Austin-based company called Bearch has raised $2.1 million in seed funding for its anonymous photo-sharing app Unseen, which has been trending on college campuses. Investors in the round include Rackspace co-founder Dirk Elmendorf, Indeed.com CEO Rony Kahan, CEO of Woodbolt International Doss Cunningham, and several other angel investors. Read More

  • Anonymous Emailing Service Leak Shuts Down

    Anonymous Emailing Service Leak Shuts Down

    In what may be a new record (?), recently launched anonymous emailing service Leak has already crashed and burned. Or, at least, the service has been temporarily suspended while its creators figure out how to port it over infrastructure better designed for the purpose at hand. In case you missed it: Leak rolled out in late July as something of a side project from French… Read More

  • Shortwave Shows Off Anonymous Chat As Another Consumer Use Case For iBeacons

    Shortwave Shows Off Anonymous Chat As Another Consumer Use Case For iBeacons

    Apple’s iBeacons are being trialled and demoed in retail settings all over the place, but they’re slowly becoming more interesting to average users, too. A new app called Shortwave offers up an everyday use case for iBeacon tech that could prove either terrifying or exciting, depending on your perspective; the software uses iBeacon protocols to turn your iPhone into a… Read More

  • Cloaq, The Anonymous Social App That Doesn’t Require An Email Or Phone Number, Goes Live

    Cloaq, The Anonymous Social App That Doesn’t Require An Email Or Phone Number, Goes Live

    On the same day that anonymous social sharing app Secret is officially crossing the pond to launch in the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, another new anonymous app called Cloaq is making its App Store debut. The app, previously detailed here, hopes to differentiate itself in the space by being even more secret (if that’s possible!) by not requiring any personal information… Read More

  • ‘Anonymish’ App Secret Taps Into Android, Global Markets; UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand First Up

    ‘Anonymish’ App Secret Taps Into Android, Global Markets; UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand First Up

    Secret — the iOS app that lets you share confessions, rumors, complaints and praise with your wider circle of friends without attaching your name to it– has captured the eye of early adopters in the US tech world. Now, with $10 million in funding behind it, Secret is going to test the waters for how it will fare in the wider word, with the app opening up this week to its… Read More

  • After Cyberbullying Scandal, Anonymous Social App Yik Yak Raises $1.5 Million

    After Cyberbullying Scandal, Anonymous Social App Yik Yak Raises $1.5 Million

    Anonymous social networking apps are having a moment. Following the notable funding rounds for apps like Secret ($8.6 million) and Whisper ($21 million!), newcomer Yik Yak is today announcing a small amount of outside investment, too. In its case, the company has raised $1.5 million in seed funding for its “hyper-local” chatting app, which controversially grew popular with… Read More

  • Doing It For The Likes

    Doing It For The Likes

    We crave approval, but we already knew that. Conventional thinking would suggest we seek digital validation because it means we’ve impressed people and raised our social status. But what anonymous apps like Secret are highlighting is that we don’t care if our name is attached to that approval. We are simply addicted to little dopamine hit we get when someone said we did well. Read More

  • Rumr, Group Messaging With An Anonymous Twist, Launches On iOS And Android

    Rumr, Group Messaging With An Anonymous Twist, Launches On iOS And Android

    Say hey to rumr, a new messaging app that’s vying to draw your attention away from all the other ways to say hey already in play. Rumr has been in the works for around half a year, raising an $800,000 seed back in October, led by Khosla Ventures’ Ben Ling. It’s launching today on iOS and Android. Read More