If we ve said it once, we ve said it 1,000 times: these so-called "anonymous" messaging apps simply aren t anonymous.
To put it another way, .
Presumably, the CW then informed federal and/or local police, who contacted Whisper.
The company, as per its stated , says that it will comply with law enforcement requests for user data.
That same policy says that the company does not retain any real name, address, or other kinds of personal information about its users but "may retain for a limited time certain IP addresses associated with a device that accessed Whisper."
The company did not respond to Ars request for comment.