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Whisper Is Misleading Users, 'Guardian' Insists

  • Guardian, Friday, October 17, 2014 11:20 AM
The Guardian is defending its report that mobile messaging site Whisper is tracking the location of users, including those that specifically asked not to be followed. In response to the original story, “Whisper executives … have denounced those reports as ‘lousy,’ ‘a pack of vicious lies’ and ‘beyond silly,’” Guardian writes. Sticking to its guns, Guardian insists: “Whisper establishes the broad whereabouts of some users who have disabled their geolocation services, by extracting approximate location information from IP data.”

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