Many media outlets seem to believe that by forcing readers to use their real identities, they will solve the problem of bad comments — but in reality, all they are doing is making it less likely that most of their readers will ever respond to their content
The biggest threat facing new anonymous social networks is their own users. Cyberbullying and sex could fell apps like Whisper, Yik Yak, and Secret, which is why they’re turning to a police force abroad to keep their communities safe. Here’s an inside look.
Anonymous bulletin board Yik Yak has raised $10 million in a series A, raising $11.5 million this year.
Open Garden is imposing some structure on its very popular, but highly chaotic, anonymous messaging app.
Open Garden’s new anonymous, hyperlocal messaging app is sparking a lot of interest around the world, rising to the top of the iTunes social networking charts in several countries.
A GCHQ presentation shows how the agency infiltrated and launched distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on chatrooms used by internet activists and hackers. Until now, no western state has been shown to use DDoS tactics.
The threat of a distributed denial of service attack has to be taken seriously, but what that threat is masking might be the real cause for alarm.
GoDaddy, the hosting and domain registrar has been down for more than four hours, possibly as a result of the group Anonymous. But the founder of ThingsWeStart, a Kickstarter data collection project just wishes it hadn’t happened in the middle of his site’s launch. hacktavist
Wait, what? Anonymous, the shady hacker collective, was not truthful about the source of the UDIDs it dumped on the web last week? It turns out that a Florida company that builds mobile apps for publishers is claiming that the device identifiers belong to it.