Engadget: Whisper left users’ details exposed in an open database for years

Engadget: Whisper left users’ details exposed in an open database for years. “The once-popular app Whisper promises a place where you can share secrets anonymously. According to a Washington Post report, however, it left sensitive information that can be tied to users’ confessions exposed to the public for years. Apparently, Whisper kept a non-password-protected database that allowed anyone to freely browse its records.”

TechCrunch: Anonymous app Whisper lays off 20% of staff to survive

TechCrunch: Anonymous app Whisper lays off 20% of staff to survive. “Startups are dying all over the place as last year’s investment cool-off leads many to run out of cash. But Whisper refuses to race into the graveyard like fellow anonymous social apps Secret and Yik Yak. A source told TechCrunch that Whisper experienced layoffs this week, and after requesting comment, the startup now confirms to us it’s let go of 20% of staff so it can become sustainable for the long run.”