Threat Level – Very High
Whisper is a social media app available on mobile devices that is calling itself a private social networking app, that lets you connect to others with your interests.
This app flags as a 17 plus app, but just takes few touches to bypass right by that warning. Once the app is downloaded, you can start viewing posts from other strangers, without registering a name, picture or email address.
This does not look like Facebook or any other social media site, but if I had to pick another app to compare the look to, I would go with Pinterest.
Users can select a picture, or a default image for the background selection. Once you have your background, you then can make a 200 character post on anonymity. When I was viewing the posts, I would see a lot of sexual explicit topics and homosexuality.
Once a post is made, users can comment and like the posts. You also have the ability to discuss someone else’s post with a comment or give them a like.
Another feature inside the app, is how it uses gps on your device to show you others that are utilizing this app closest to you, everyone I have checked that feature with have been within 5-10 miles.
This app also allows you to share things you find to other popular media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.
I am not sure why a child would ever need this app on their device. I don’t feel like posting things to strangers about any topic is safe. Throw in the GPS to see people close to you and that equal lbs very high threat level. Keep this one deleted.
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