Police Warn of Dangers in Anonymous Messaging Apps

Four in ten American teens use the anonymous messaging app Kik. Like with earlier anonymous apps Yik Yak and Snapchat, law enforcement officials and parents are worried about the potential for abuse through the app, especially from sexual predators. Last month, a 13-year-old Virginia student was murdered after she allegedly…

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The Secret to Safety on Anonymous Apps

Despite the recent flurry of increased media attention, anonymous online environments and mobile applications have been around for many years. The social media site Formspring.me arguably introduced the world to the potential consequences of anonymous communications when it launched in 2009. Long before that, though, users routinely created fictitious MySpace…

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