Given recent reports about the NSA‘s ability to foil pretty much any form of privacy encryption/ protection on the Web and the lengths to which Americans go to (unsuccessfully) erase their digital footprints, we’re not surprised to learn that startups promising online anonymity have been doing quite well on the fundraising and earned media fronts.

Beyond the success of Snapchat¬†and Bitcoin, tech writers and investors are paying more attention to “anonymous” apps and networks like Spraffl, The Story Vine, Priveyo,¬†DuckDuckGo¬†and, most recently, Whisper. This app, which just raised a good bit of money, gives users the power to share photos and text completely anonymously with a growing digital community that’s interested in this sort of thing. Sounds like a high school goth message board to us, but we get the “morbid curiosity” angle.

What we’re saying is: this theme would make a great topical pitch to any major tech or business publication. Hint, hint.