Buzzfeed "Temporarily" Breaks Whisper Deal Over Fears of User Tracking

Nitasha Tiku · 10/16/14 01:11PM

Earlier today The Guardian reported that the secret-sharing app Whisper tracks the location of their anonymous users. The information came to light because the paper was in talks to partner with Whisper. Now Buzzfeed, Whisper's first major media partnership, has been "temporarily" suspended for privacy concerns, according to Digiday. Whisper and its editor-in-chief Neetzan Zimmerman have vigorously denied the allegations.

Nitasha Tiku · 03/31/14 04:18PM

Snapchat investor Bill Gurley thinks anonymous apps like Secret and Whisper are just a fad, telling Business Insider: "I think it's going to be really hard to monetize."