The social network has come out with a .onion address that works with SSL and lets users access Facebook without disclosing their true location.
Whisper’s CEO says the anonymous social network has put members of its editorial team on leave while it investigates claims made by the Guardian, but maintains that the newspaper’s report was inaccurate and misleading on a number of points about how the service works
Neetzan Zimmerman, who runs the editorial operation at Whisper, said in an interview that a series of stories by The Guardian that raised concerns about the anonymous app’s privacy policies misrepresent how the app works in order to sow fear and mistrust
A recent report suggests that Whisper is tracking its users, even those who have opted out of geolocation services. The company says it’s “100 percent false.” Here’s the overview.
Should strangers really be providing emotional support to those in need?
There have been multiple reports that Facebook is forcing gay and transgender users to use their legal names instead of their online personas or chosen names, as part of a crackdown on pseudonyms, despite the danger this poses to some users
In what must surely be the best advert for Tor yet, the elusive electronic music maestro Aphex Twin has announced his new…
Secret has come under fire for not caring about the anonymous app’s potential impact on users who are being bullied, but co-founder David Byttow says the company cares deeply and that anonymity has a positive side
After it identified a group of malicious relays that ran for over 5 months this year, Tor has issued a security advisory warning those running hidden services on its network to change up their locations, and those running Tor relays to make sure their software is up-to-date.
The flaw could de-anonymize many users, but it’s not a vulnerability in Tails itself, as I2P isn’t used by default in the live operating system.
German media reported on Thursday that, based on analysis of the source code of a key NSA surveillance tool, it is clear that the agency targeted a student who is involved in the Tor anonymization project.
Anonymous sharing app Secret has finally opened up to Android, and includes some new features.
In a recent interview, David Byttow, CEO and co-founder at Secret, shared his insights about the company and anonymity.
Twitter may be run by a private corporation, but it has quickly become one of the strongest tools we have for free speech, which is why it’s so important that the company resist efforts to curb that speech.
4chan founder Chris Poole believes that users need a balance of anonymity and identity online, a strategy he hopes social networks will also adopt as a way to allow people to make mistakes online without having to worry about those transgression coming back to haunt them.
Christopher “Moot” Poole, the founder of the anarchic website known as 4chan, spoke recently at the TED conference about the rapid growth of the online forum, but also talked about the site’s guiding principle of anonymity and what the world stands to lose if anonymity disappears.