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    Now we’ve seen Secret’s ugly soul, will investors act?

    When I wrote a post last week calling out otherwise good people for investing in Secret, I expected some strong reactions. What I didn’t expect was what happened over the past four days. Four days ago, I had no particular view of the founders of Secret.  I was merely concerned about an app that I personally considered morally bankrupt, and amazed that otherwise ethical investors (some of which we share) would want to be part of it. Based on…
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    Secret accused of being “too busy raising money to care” about teen suicide warning

    “We solve complex issues with work, not talking.” – David Byttow, Secret The story of anonymity app Secret just lurched from breathtaking to horrific. An advocate for teen suicide awareness in Silicon Valley has told Pando that Secret executives were “too busy raising money to care” when she tried to warn them of the potential danger of their app. Christine Lu is a advocate for teen mental health issues, who regularly speaks to high school students about her sister’s suicide. She is also…

The Week in Review

Friday

female-voices-silicon-valley1 Fair warning: Pandoland is not that kind of conference Read all 13 recaps from our sleepless House of Cards marathon Courts deem CallFire a common carrier, setting a major precedent at intersection of telecom and tech law An average season ends on a high note: House of Cards Season 3, Episode 13, reviewed “An empire without heirs.” House of Cards Season 3, Episode 12, reviewed Will Claire jump? House of Cards Season 3, Episode 11, reviewed Facebook now allows its users, not a drop-down menu, to define their genders How Frank got his groove back: House of Cards Season 3, Episode 10, reviewed Kim Dotcom’s Mega is dropped by PayPal over end-to-end encryption, may adopt Bitcoin instead Prepare for war? House of Cards Season 3, Episode 9, reviewed The War Nerd: Why did Mohammed Emwazi become Jihadi John? Has Frank become… boring? House of Cards Season 3, Episode 8, reviewed Twitter keeps Dick Costolo’s promise with new anti-harassment tools Will Frank lose his Lady Macbeth? House of Cards Season 3, Episode 7, reviewed “I should’ve never made you president.” House of Cards Season 3, Episode 6, reviewed SF’s real income inequality issue isn’t hipsters priced out of homes — It’s the homeless What House of Cards gets wrong about Russia: Season 3, Episode 5, reviewed Another episode, another enemy: House of Cards Season 3, Episode 4, reviewed Has Frank Underwood met his match? House of Cards Season 3, Episode 3, reviewed “You are entitled to nothing.” House of Cards Season 3, Episode 2, reviewed Meet President Underwood: House of Cards Season 3, Episode 1, reviewed