Recently, the Guardian published an expose about the popular secret-sharing app, Whisper. Whisper, launched in 2012, allows users post and view their most intimate secrets with complete anonymity . . . or, at least that’s what they claim. If what the Guardian published is true, Whisper users are in for a surprise because their “whispers” are not secret at all.
The Guardian’s article has created quite the backlash against the popular app. Saturday, Whisper’s CEO responded to the article on a blog post. An iOS expert analyzed the app and it “does not appear to be a social networking application with analytics; it appears to be an analytics and user acquisition application that also happens to have a social networking component.” It looks like the whistle has been blown for the app is marketed as the “safest place on the Internet.”