After recent revelations that Facebook and Google have been sharing user data with the NSA, a new anonymous social network has launched. Named Duvamis, the new social media website could be a new tool for people who want to let their opinions be known without feeling like they are being monitored.
Less than 2 weeks after reports were published in the press about information sharing between the NSA and Google and Facebook, Duvamis could give us an interesting social media account option if we are interested in having more anonymity when we are engaging in online social media.
According to a recent statement by the upstart social network, Duvamis guarantees your anonymity in their network. You can select between public interactions or totally closed group interactions.
The website does have an advertising link on the homepage that offers businesses a carefully selected audience and no ‘fake traffic,’ so the site must be doing some sort of tracking of people’s IDs.
Facebook also has come under fire recently for blocking people who are using the anonymous web browser Tor. A report by TechWeek said that Facebook was not purposely blocking the Tor browser, but that due to malicious activity, the social network was blocking it.
After the announcement of the NSA tracking people’s activities in Google and Facebook, the anonymous search engine DuckDuckGo had its biggest traffic weeks ever.
Will the concern about Facebook sharing our information with the government stop Facebook from taking over the world? We can’t say for sure yet, but there is little doubt that the concerns about information sharing is growing.