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Whisper started out as an anonymous, photo-based app where users could post text messages superimposed over images, typically secrets or confessions. Whisper has location functionality, but unlike Yik Yak, location is not necessarily a key feature. Earlier this year, Whisper rolled out a “Schools” feature that makes each user’s location more critical, especially for some young users.

Read more: @ ThirdParent A Look at the Whisper App’s Unsafe “Schools” Feature | ThirdParent

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We aren’t going to stop writing about Instagram leaving parents powerless deleting their child’s account until something changes. Here we go again.

The backstory:

Instagram’s age limit is 13, but it is not enforced in any way. If a parent finds out that a child (under 13) has joined Instagram, she should be able to contact Instagram to have the account deleted. In practice, she can’t, except for in a narrow set of circumstances.

via A Test of Instagram’s Policy for Deleting Minors’ Accounts | ThirdParent.

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