Mashable: What’s the deal with Yolo, the #1 app that’s taken over Snapchat

Mashable: What’s the deal with Yolo, the #1 app that’s taken over Snapchat . “There’s a new app that’s topping the App Store: Yolo. If you’re not a teen, or don’t spend a lot of time on Snapchat, you might not have heard of Yolo. But the app is undeniably a viral hit. It’s spent more than three weeks in the App Store’s top 10 apps and has held the top spot for nine days in total. The app has been downloaded about 5 million times since its release on May 2, according to data from analytics firm Sensor Tower.”

Gizmodo: How to Browse From Your Phone Anonymously

Gizmodo: How to Browse From Your Phone Anonymously. “Keeping your browsing anonymous is just as important on your phone as it is on your laptop and desktop—whether you want to thwart the advertisers, stop big tech building up a profile on you, or just keep your browsing to yourself, you don’t want to leave your privacy to chance, especially considering we all use our phones for sensitive browsing more and more these days.”

EFF: Reddit Commenter’s Fight for Anonynmity Is a Win for Free Speech and Fair Use

EFF: Reddit Commenter’s Fight for Anonynmity Is a Win for Free Speech and Fair Use. “A fight over unmasking an anonymous Reddit commenter has turned into a significant win for online speech and fair use. A federal court has affirmed the right to share copyrighted material for criticism and commentary, and shot down arguments that Internet users from outside the United States can’t ever rely on First Amendment protections for anonymous speech.”

Quartz: “Voice skins” will make the internet a freer—but more dangerous—place

Quartz: “Voice skins” will make the internet a freer—but more dangerous—place. “For many, anonymity frees us from accountability. Untethered to our physical selves, free from our names and the possibility of injury to reputation, we can say and do things we might not otherwise because the societal consequences are eliminated. As Oscar Wilde put it in 1891, ‘Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.’ That’s got both upsides and downsides.”

MakeUseOf: The Best Free Online Proxy Servers You Can Use Safely

MakeUseOf: The Best Free Online Proxy Servers You Can Use Safely . “Proxy sites and proxy servers allow internet users to bypass internet restrictions and access content that would otherwise be blocked. Lots of free proxy providers exist, but which are the best? Are there any risks of using a free online proxy? And what alternatives are available?”

Ubergizmo: Mozilla Exploring ‘Super Private Browsing’ Mode For Firefox

Ubergizmo: Mozilla Exploring ‘Super Private Browsing’ Mode For Firefox. “At the moment, pretty much most mainstream browsers out there already offer users a private browsing mode, where their identities will be better protected and where the history from your private sessions won’t be carried over to your regular browsing sessions. However, are these private modes private enough?”

Yolo: Viral Snapchat app raises abuse concerns (BBC)

BBC: Yolo: Viral Snapchat app raises abuse concerns. “Yolo – an app that lets anonymous questions be posed to Snapchat users – has become the most-downloaded iPhone app in the UK and US just a week after its release. It is highly unusual for an app to top Apple’s chart so soon after its launch without a major marketing campaign. However, the viral success of the product has raised concerns.”