Whisper App Is Not Anonymous, Stores User Data Indefinitely & Shares With Law Enforcement

Discussion in 'Security, Privacy & Anonymity' started by Millard Baker, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    Whisper, the social messaging app produced by Whispertext, purports to provide anonymous messaging and benefitted tremendously as a result from the post-Snowden increased concerns over privacy. However, according to report by the Guardian newspaper, it turns out that Whisper has been secretly tracking the locations of its users (even when users opt-out of geolocation services) even while company officials assert it “does not follow or track users” and shares user data with government officials.

    The moral of the story: Just because a company claims its product provides anonymity doesn't mean you can trust its claims.

    Source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/16/-sp-revealed-whisper-app-tracking-users
     
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