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.
A Buzzfeed spokesperson told Valleywag: "We're taking a break from our partnership until Whisper clarifies to us and its users the policy on user location and privacy." Zimmerman called The Guardian's piece "lousy with falsehoods" and just promised that Whisper "never nor will ever collect nor store ANY personally identifiable information from its users." More details in our earlier post below.