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Snapchat latest to be hacked as nude photos were leaked over the Internet

  • 10/10/2014 at 22:42 by It's a Gadget Staff
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SnapchatUsers of Snapchat that thought they were safe from leaks are in for a painful realization. It has been announced that images and chat logs from the app have been saved for years through a third party, and that hackers have announced on 4Chan that they are building a database for a massive leak.

The saved Snapchats appear to have been placed on a third party server of some kind, and is being curated into a searchable database. It is not yet known where the data was taken from, but they believe it was a Danish service called SnapSaved. It allowed users to sign up to save Snapchats that would otherwise be deleted after opening.

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Facebook Snapchat $3 Billion acquisition offer was unsuccessful

  • 14/11/2013 at 00:05 by It's a Gadget Staff
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SnapchatSnapchat, a messaging services that provides quick text and photo messages that disappear after viewing rather than store themselves on the user’s phone, has turned down Facebook in an offer for acquisition of more than $3 billion.

The app has been gaining a great deal of traction for its privacy features. The messages sent only remain on the screen long enough to be read by the user, and then disappear. A screencap can be taken to save it, if the user chooses.

Teenagers in particular have been using this service to send messages to and from friends and avoid the risk of it being seen by those who pick up their phone. Recently, they added a new feature that allows the user to string together multiple messages and photos into a “Snapstory” to send selected members on their contact list.

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