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Every board member of anonymous app Whisper has reportedly stepped down

Remember Whisper, the anonymous chat app? It's been a while since we've heard much from the company, but it's still around and has recently lost a bunch of high-profile board members.

Q&A site Quora clamps down on anonymity – will review content before publishing, restrict actions

Quora, a crowdsourced Q&A site that’s generally smarter than Yahoo Answers, is making a big change to how anonymity works on its service. Most notably, it will begin cracking down on spam an

The rise of 4chan politics

We are entering an era when our digital lives spill out uncontrollably into our “real” lives. Whether or not you believe these two are separate, I would wager that the mass of humanity sti

Dusk’s new app lets you live stream anonymously

Online anonymity can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can give people a voice when they’d otherwise be afraid to speak up — whether that’s because of fear of government s

Secure messaging app Telegram now offers its own anonymous blogging platform

Telegram, the security-focused messaging app, has launched its own take on blogging platforms.

Israel prepares for #OpIsrael cyberattack

The #OpsIsrael attack has taken place every year on April 7 since 2013, and was first launched on the eve of the Holocaust Remembrance Day with a stated goal of erasing Israel from the Internet.

13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week, tech companies geared up for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere with a bunch of fun Easter eggs like this phonesaber from Google, WhatsApp was ordered to shut down in Brazil, and we

Anonymous Goes After Donald Trump

Hacker collective Anonymous seems to be targeting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after the real estate tycoon called for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States. One of the

Operation KKK Is Beginning To Unmask Hate Group Members

Operation KKK, an Anonymous -led effort to shut down the Ku Klux Klan, has begun in earnest. The main Twitter account is reporting that many KKK-related sites are down after concerted hacking efforts

‘Anonymous’ Member Calls For Revenge On Terrorists For Charlie Hebdo Massacre

“Anonymous from around the world have decided to declare war against you, terrorists” a purported member of the hacktivist group said in a video uploaded to YouTube, referring to the kill

Anonymous Leaked A Massive List Of Passwords And Credit Card Numbers

Following through on threats of a Christmas hack, a Twitter account claiming affiliation with Anonymous released a list of what it says are usernames and passwords for 13,000 accounts on Amazon, PlayS

Few Winners In Anonymous Social Networking, And Secret’s Not One Of Them

Is anonymous social networking a flash-in-pan trend? A winner-take-all category? Which of the anonymous social networking apps around today are still thriving, and which are practically dead? These

New Secret Is A Shameless Clone Of Yik Yak

It is.          

Yik Yak’s New Funding Round Confirmed As Sequoia Leads $61M Investment

There's been speculation that Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak is raising again, and today an SEC filing confirmed that the one-year-old app, which is popular among U.S. colleges, has closed a $62 mill

Facebook Launches Pseudonymous App “Rooms” That Lets You Create Forums About Any Topic

It's not quite anonymous, but forums standalone app <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rooms.me/">Rooms</a> is Facebook's first product that allows you to ditch your real name. Rooms lets you set up

Facebook’s Potential Anonymity Project Could Be A Tough Sell

A new Facebook app project might try to embrace the kind of anonymous sharing that we’ve seen on apps like Secret and Whisper, according to a new report by NYT’s Mike Isaac. The software w

Reveal Chat For iOS Helps You Build Real, Social Connections Via Anonymous Chat

Offering a different spin on anonymous mobile chatting, Seattle-based Reveal Chat is debuting an app today that lets its users share more with the other party as they become more comfortable with the

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 t

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 emer

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 Ra
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