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The Guardian Backpedals on Whisper App Privacy Violations

Elizabeth Dwoskin, reporting for the WSJ:

The Guardian on Tuesday clarified and corrected a series of controversial articles it published late last year about Whisper, a mobile app designed to transmit messages anonymously.

The U.K. newspaper, which had alleged that Whisper violated users’ privacy, added a paragraphs-long clarification at the top of a main article in the series. It also added a link to the clarification to other articles in the series, and removed a commentary from its website.

Not a good day for The Guardian. This is a serious ding to their credibility.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015