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Snapchat Threatens To Lock Accounts That Use Third-Party Apps

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.14.2014 | Technology

Last month, 200,000 private photos were stolen and leaked from Snapchat, a popular photo messaging app. Now, the company is striking back.

First Snapchat Ad Ever Gives Users A Fright

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology

Snapchat jumped into the ad game Saturday with its first-ever piece of sponsored content: a 20-second trailer for the new horror movie "Ouija." It'...

Will Disappearing Text Apps Revolutionize Divorce?

Natalie Gregg | Posted 09.27.2014 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

If your "disappearing ink" can suddenly reappear, you may be in for a world of hurt. The best practice is to refrain from sending incriminating, lascivious, crazy photos, tweets and videos on ANY service. I have never seen any such communication deliver a positive outcome.

Don't Trust That Snapchat Smoothie

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 02.12.2014 | Technology

Snapchat may have another security issue, but at least this one is delicious-looking (but still dangerous). On Monday, Wired's Joe Brown reported t...

Snapchat Responds To Security Hack That Can Crash Your iPhone

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology

Snapchat says it has addressed a vulnerability in the popular photo and video sharing app that could allow hackers to render an iPhone or Android devi...

The Real 'Ish' With the Target and Neiman Marcus Hackings Isn't What You Think

Adam Levin | Posted 03.17.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

With a little extra work and some programming ingenuity, identity thieves can use your information to engage in what I like to call the pantheon of "-ishing" -- phishing, spear-phishing, vishing and smishing -- and still turn a tidy profit off of their crimes with your inadvertent help.

Ugh, Snapchat

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Snapchat's terrible month just got worse. The app apparently has a big spam problem and its users are complaining about a flood of Snaps, disappear...

Snapchat Finally Apologizes

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Better late than never. More than a week after 4.6 million Snapchat accounts were hacked, the company has decided to apologize. "We are sorry for a...

5 Lessons from the Snapchat and Target Hacks

Michael Gregg | Posted 03.08.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

It's not just small companies that have security breaches. Even Fortune 500s and government agencies are regularly breached. As a consumer, make sure that you understand the risks to your personal and financial data.

Christina Wilkie

Snapchat Hires Big Guns On Capitol Hill After Huge Data Breach | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of a massive consumer data breach, the photo messaging app Snapchat hired its first Washington lobbyists last week, accordin...

Gerry Smith

Snapchat Hack Reveals Tech's Attitude Problem | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

For months, a group of security researchers warned that a major security flaw with the popular photo messaging app Snapchat could allow hackers to ste...

Snapchat Finally Responds To Hack, But Doesn't Apologize

AP/The Huffington Post | By BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat says it plans to put out a more secure version of its application following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the us...

Why Snapchat Sexting May Be A Terrible Idea

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.22.2013 | Technology

There are a few good reasons why sending incriminating pictures, naked or otherwise, over the photo and video app Snapchat may not be such a great ide...