Whistleblowers Beware: Apps Like Whisper and Secret Will Rat You Out
Geege Schuman stashed this in Privacy
For all their vaunted anonymity, both companies collect enough information to easily identify their secret-sharers, and both have exceptions written into their terms of service that allow them to rat out their private users at the first whiff of legal controversy.
Legal and security experts who reviewed those terms of service for WIRED say that broad exceptions in their anonymity protections make the companies’ services legal scandals waiting to happen at best. And at worst, they’re a trap for anyone who uses them to spill secrets that violate an NDA or a security clearance.
I'm not quite sure why people trust these apps to maintain privacy. Snapchat is even worse.
willingly giving your data to a "secure" service that you don't control is the same as volunteering to be a hostage: it won't prevent you from being killed once it becomes more profitable to do so than keep you alive.
Good analogy. Unfortunately.