No more whispering

Former editor-in-chief at Whisper has left the company for good

Neetzan Zimmerman — the former Gawker writer who joined Whisper as editor-in-chief, and later became embroiled in a controversy over the anonymous social network’s use of private information — has left the company, according to Capital New York. Zimmerman and other staff members were suspended last October while the company conducted an internal investigation into comments that were made to a British newspaper about Whisper’s practices. The Guardian ran several stories alleging that the service monitored the location of its users even if they turned off location-sharing features, and quoted one unnamed executive as saying that the service would be able to track the location of a sex-obsessed Washington lobbyist “for the rest of his life and he’ll never know.”