That's all right then
"For example, if we believe a user may pose a threat to their community, we will take appropriate action."
If you have nothing to hide comrade-citizen you have nothing to fear.
Whisper's CEO Michael Heyward responded late on Saturday to claims that his company's anonymous messaging app was quietly tracking the location of its users. He admitted in a post published on Medium that Whisper wasn't perfect, but Heyward was quick to defend its business tactics, after revelations emerged that the startup …
anonymous a. nameless. esp. without an author's name.
Maybe the Advertising Standards Authority should be contacted over this as it doesn't do what it says on the tin!
The Whisper CEO said that his company was "built on the values of honesty and transparency" and added "we always strive to do right by our users."
I'm not a user but if you're going to offer an anonymous service it will impact on your bottom line if you fuck your customers in the ass.
Once you start interpreting things as pessimistically as you can, you're probably close to what it actually means.
...it claimed to only retain data for a limited period of time.
Unless they've managed to guarantee their own existance for the rest of time, then any data they collect will only be retained for a "limited period of time".
Limited by the heat death of the universe.
"Unless they've managed to guarantee their own existance for the rest of time, then any data they collect will only be retained for a "limited period of time". Limited by the heat death of the universe."
Or untill Wisper goes bust, and they sell their faithfully-stored data to a third party, where all the original T&Cs no longer apply... Happens all the time.
"if a user claims to be a health care professional concerned about Ebola, we may review their recent posts to help assess the authenticity of the Whisper before featuring it."
Oh dear, you shouldn't say that. By pre-vetting conversations, it makes you responsible for the post, therefore complicit in libel cases (that's the UK, I believe the US is similar). That's why often even moderated forums simply delete them, rather than prevent them happing as it makes it more of a grey area.
Of course the whole libel thing is a minefield anyway, this just makes it less of a defence to say, "I wasn't aware of the post and when I was, I removed it)
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