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Body Shaming Playboy Model Charged Over Pensioner Body Shaming On Social Media
Playboy Model Dani Mathers has been charged by the authorities in Los Angeles with invasion of privacy for taking a photo of an elderly woman changing in a gym locker room and then posting it to social media. The photo, posted to Snapchat included the following derogatory comment about... Read more
Snapchat Breach And The Biggest Security Flaw Ever
Social media photo and video site Snapchat has had its share of headline-grabbing, embarrassing security issues over the years, some intentional and some due to its own inability to plan. When a hacker warned and then exposed nearly 5 million users’ accounts because of a bug that left the... Read more
Instagram Launches Layout Collage App
Popular image sharing app Instagram, has just launched a new app called Layout. The new app is designed to help users create image collages before sharing them on their social networks. Layout is initially only available for iOS on iPhone. It won’t be long before Android receive their version... Read more
Teen Murdered Over Snapchat Message
Snapchat has faced all kinds of controversy in the past year, not the least of which being when users of the photo-sharing service were hacked through a third party client and all kinds of pictures of underage teenagers were released on the internet. Even more recently, the popular app... Read more
Snapchat Clones Disappear From Windows Phone, Real Version Coming?
Snapchat is starting to crack down on third-party apps, after the SnapSaved incident where thousands of photos were leaked onto the internet. Windows Phone has been the first targeted, with Snapchat removing almost all third-party apps using its API. Snapchat is legally allowed to push for removal, due to... Read more
Snapchat Acquires Wearable Tech Firm Vergence Labs
Snapchat has recently acquired a US startup, Vergence Labs, which manufactures a Google Glass-type gadget. This information has surfaced after a leak from Sony Entertainment CEO and Snapchat board member Michael Lynton’s email inbox was hacked as part of the hugely publicised Sony hack. The hacked emails reveal that Snapchat has... Read more
Snapchat Update Lets Users Send Money to Friends
It might not seem wise to let a bunch of young kids send money to each other, but Snapchat is in desperate need to show investors it can generate revenue. In partnership with Square – a finance and merchant supplier – Snapchat will now offer a simple way to... Read more
Hackers Put Nude Snapchat Pictures Online
It’s not been a good past couple of days for Snapchat or their users. Approximately 200,000 photos which users thought had been deleted have reportedly been put online by hackers, some of them believed to have been of nude underage children, since half of Snapchat’s users are between the... Read more
Thirteen Snapchat Fails
So we all think Snapchat is just for sending naughty messages that you don’t want anyone to keep or share. Well 90% of it is. But sometime people fail so hard they win. Here’s a selection of our favourite/worst. We can’t decide. All we know is that it was... Read more
Study Reveals Social Networks Make People Distrustful & Unhappy
Social networks have created ways to connect with people all around the world, to reconnect with people that you haven’t spoken to in years and to find new people on the Internet, but most people use social networks, like Facebook, to keep in contact with close friends, who only... Read more
Secret App Hacked, Reveals Anonymous Identities‏
Secret is a new hit US mobile app, based on the idea of Twitter and Instagram, without the profile, name or any identity. This allows users on Secret to expose different “secrets” that they would otherwise never speak about on the Internet. Like most cases with anonymity, Secret has... Read more
New ‘Anti-Social’ App, Cloak, Lets You Avoid People
The whole point of social media is keep everyone connected and help you expand your number of friends and acquaintances, yet the new service named Cloak is turning the concept on its head and is aimed at helping you avoid everyone. Created by the programmer Brian Moore and the... Read more
Snapchat Adds Unlink Phone Number Feature
Over New Years, 4.6 million users were affected by a ‘leak’ in Snapchat’s database.  As a result, Snapchat has announced that their Android application will have a new and exciting update which includes changes to the “Find my Friends’ app.  There will be a functional change to the application... Read more
Why Snapchat Turned Down $3 Billion From Facebook
A few months ago everyone was shocked to hear that Snapchat had refused Facebook’s offer to buy the company for $3 billion. Now that everything has settled down again, CEO Evan Spiegal has decided to reveal the reasons why he didn’t accept the offer and sell the company. In... Read more
4.6 Million Snapchat Usernames And Phone Numbers Leaked
4.6 million North American Snapchat users have had their phone numbers and usernames leaked online. The revelation came from the unofficial site SnapchapDB, which allows open access to two files: an SQL dump and CSV text. These show details of the photo-sharing app’s users and their location. SnapchatDB has... Read more
Leo: The Easy Way To Send Self-Destructing Messages
There are now loads of ephemeral messaging apps out there, all designed to allow users to send messages, videos or images, which then self-destruct after a certain period of time. Now there is a new kid on the block that goes by the name of Leo. Available for iOS... Read more
Snapchat Refuses Facebook’s $3 Billion Offer
Latest reports say that the owners of the ever so popular photo messaging service Snapchat, have refused an acquisition offer from the social media giant Facebook.  This offer would no doubt have turned Evan Spiegel and his colleagues into extremely wealthy people. According to the Wall Street Journal, which cited sources close... Read more