Great, Hackers Can Use Snapchat to DoS Attack Your Phone

When it comes to security, this hasn't been Snapchat's year. First hackers leaked a massive amount of private user data; then we discovered how dumb easy it is to circumvent Snapchat's anti-robot feature. Now, cyber security researchers have shown that Snapchat can be used to launch a denial-of-service attack that… » 2/08/14 11:00am 2/08/14 11:00am

Get This App That Lets You Secretly Save Snapchats While You Still Can

Dick pic enthusiasts and general voyeurs, rejoice! The new app SnapHack lets you effortlessly download any Snap (pic and video alike) without the person on the other end ever having any idea that their privacy has just been demolished. » 10/15/13 12:30pm 10/15/13 12:30pm

Snapchat's Been Handing Unopened Messages Over to the Police

This summer's NSA revelations opened a lot of people's eyes. The government can (and does) surveil the American people, sometimes scooping data right off the servers of Google and Facebook. But surely Snapchat, the service that deletes all messages after they've been read, is safe? Not so much. » 10/14/13 3:29pm 10/14/13 3:29pm

Finally, an App That Saves Your Snapchats Without Telling the Sender

Snapchat really broke the mold with this whole single-serve messaging feature. Send a friend a sexy pic without the risk of anybody else seeing it? What genius! Of course some enterprising app developer was going to come along and ruin it. » 8/09/13 10:16am 8/09/13 10:16am

Snapchat Had the Frattiest Creation in Startup History

The Brogrammer is a mostly mythological figure, a nine-headed scapegoat. But there are, of course, programmers who also happen to be massive bros. For instance, the dudes who founded mega-valuable Snapchat. When you call yourself a "certified bro" in an email to the opposite sex, then yes, you probably are. Let's read… » 7/10/13 4:06pm 7/10/13 4:06pm

iOS 7 Will Let You Take Secret Screenshots of Your Sexy Snapchats

Fellow sexters or those who like self-destructing pictures and videos, ya better listen up. Snapchat and iOS 7 might have a wee bit of a problem because in iOS 7 you can screenshot Snapchat photos without ever alerting the original person. Basically, you can screenshot without ever getting caught. » 6/24/13 11:21pm 6/24/13 11:21pm

Please Don't Ruin Instagram With Crappy Videos

An Instagram photo carries a certain artificial heft to it. There's a sense of importance, or at least permanence, to the photos we post to these accounts that you don't get from tweets or even status updates on Facebook. Instagram isn't naturally this way; it's developed this weight because everything on Instagram is… » 6/21/13 5:40pm 6/21/13 5:40pm

SnapChat Could Start Breaking Up Your Sexts With Ads

Stopping by CNBC earlier today, SnapChat's CEO Evan Spiegel made the vague semi-announcement that the notorious tween sexting app is currently experimenting with "this really awesome new ad format." Whatever that means. » 2/25/13 6:40pm 2/25/13 6:40pm

FBI Employees Can't Stop Sexting On Their Government-Issued Phones

Fidelity, bravery, integrity. This is the motto of the FBI, and this is the motto of the men and women who can't stop using their government-issued phones to send their coworkers dirty dick pics. And while it's probably never a good idea to sext your coworkers, when you work for what is essentially a group of highly… » 2/22/13 10:21am 2/22/13 10:21am

How You Can Save Snapchat Videos Forever After You've Watched Them

Snapchat, the sexting app of choice recently cloned by Facebook, might not be as private as you think. BuzzFeed reports that video files sent using the app are actually not deleted from the phone immediately—meaning they can be copied onto a computer and watched over and over. » 12/28/12 5:00am 12/28/12 5:00am

Poke: Facebook Just Cloned Snapchat (Update: Hands-on)

Facebook has a new Snapchat knockoff app that just hit iTunes (no Android version yet). Facebook Poke—yes, Poke!—wants to be your go-to app for photo and video messsaging, but will anybody want to engage in Snapchat weirdness on Facebook? And does this mean Facebook owns your sexts? Facebook response and hands-on… » 12/21/12 3:19pm 12/21/12 3:19pm