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Facebook Acquiring The Masquerade App In Hopes Of Rivaling Snapchat

When it comes to socialising with technology, few haven’t heard of Snapchat. The popular mobile app has over five and a half million reviews average at 4 stars for the popular app. It looks like another…

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SnapChat Daily Video Views Reach 6 Billion

Social media websites from Facebook to Snapchat have attempted to move beyond basic text communication and encourage video sharing. Currently, Facebook users watch on an average 8 billion videos per day, which almost defies belief. However,…

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Snapchat Defends Privacy Policy Changes

Photo sharing on social media websites has become extraordinarily popular due to the “selfie” craze as smartphone users try to capture the moment. Snapchat is one of the most popular choices and revolves around quick snapshots…

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Footage Allegedly Shows Who Damaged Hitchbot!

We wrote an article yesterday (August 3rd 2015) concerning how a poor defenceless robot by the name of Hitchbot was damaged by an unknown assailant on the mean streets of Philadelphia. This was a shame as…

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UK’s WhatsApp Ban Ruled Unlawful

UK Prime Minister David Cameron plans to ban any online messaging platform that uses end-to-end encryption, such that it would be unreadable by the country’s intelligence services, has been deemed “inconsistent with [European Union] law”. Messaging…

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David Cameron Plans to Ban WhatsApp

Since Edward Snowden spilled the beans on how government agencies spy on us, a lot of companies took precautions in preserving users’ privacy when using their apps. But it seems that will be made illegal and…

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UK Privacy and Apps Under Threat

Let me just jump on my soapbox for a minute with regards to this subject, according to reports, the newly elected Conservative Government wants to again reintroduce the Snoopers Charter, sorry, I mean the new fangled…

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Teen Charged With Murder After Taking Snapchat Selfie With Corpse

A teenager from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been charged with murder after he allegedly gunned-down one of his classmates and took a selfie with the corpse, which he then posted to a friend via photo sharing app…

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FTC to Approves Charges Against Snapchat Over User Privacy

After revelations regarding the Snapchat’s failure to protect user privacy, the US Federal Trade Commission has finalised charges against the company. On 31st December, the FTC released the list of charges to be filed against Snapchat.…

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Messaging App Strings Allows Users to ‘Unsend’ Texts

A new messaging app for iOS allows users to delete sent texts from the recipient’s phone, whether they’ve read them or not. The app, called Strings, allows users to send and receive texts, images, and videos…

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Snapchat Secretly Purchased Smart Glasses Company, Sony Hack Reveals

Leaked documents from the recent Sony hack have revealed that Snapchat secretly purchased Vergence Labs, a manufacturer of smart glasses, for $15 million earlier this year. A number of e-mails from the inbox of Sony Entertainment…

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Use Wickr to Send Self-Destructing Messages From Your Desktop

Wickr, the instant messaging equivalent of Snapchat, is now available for home computers. The desktop version operates in the same way as the smartphone app, allowing users to send text, image, and audio recordings that “self-destruct”…

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‘Our Story’ Available on Snapchat to all Users

Snapchat news is something that we’ve covered before, and it’s certainly something that you’re likely to see more and more of. It’s becoming an extremely popular application for sharing photos between our younger generations – allowing…

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Snapchat Exploring Advertising Avenues

Most of us have heard about it and many of us have strong opinions of it – there’s no denying that Snapchat has worked its way well into the lives of many of us and especially…

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New Snapchat Vulnerability Issue Allows Hackers To Crash Your iPhone

Snapchat is one of the most popular and fast-growing social media applications, fairly new too. Though, consequences are bound to surface, and this is the case yet again, with more security issues popping up. Jamie Sanchez,…

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4.6 Million Snapchat Phone Numbers And Usernames Leaked Due To Privacy Breach

According to Snapchat company’s CEO, over 400 million “snaps” are sent everyday using the app. While the service was certainly making its way up the ranks, it has all come to a grinding halt thanks to…

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Snapchat Owners Turns Down A $3B Offer From Facebook

Since its release just over two years ago, Snapchat has been going from strength to strength and more recently the simple photo messaging app which was developed by a group of university students at Stanford has…