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Snapchat is staffing up in cybersecurity as it damn well should

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Image: mashable Snapchat cares about securitywhether it’s keeping CEO Evan Spiegel’s yacht adventures private or its software free from vulnerabilities. They, of course, would also not like to see any of their code ripped off by competitors such as Facebook. Bloomberg connected some dots in a story Friday, highlighting moves that Snap Inc. has made in taking cybersecurity more seriously. SEE ALSO: A flood of (bad) advertising is coming for your Snapchatand that might be ok Notably, Snap Inc. snatched up Strong.Codes, a Swiss startup that specializes in protecting software code from being reverse engineered, a.k.a. copied. The acquisition, according […]

Snapchat will participate in Net Neutrality Day, along with Facebook and Google

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Image: drew angerer/getty images A free and open internet is at stake, and the tech giants aren’t letting it go without a fight. Snap Inc., the parent of Snapchat, is just the latest tech company to throw its public support behind the open internet in a statement sent to Mashable. SEE ALSO: Light up the John Oliver signal: The battle over Net Neutrality is back The company also confirmed its participation in Net Neutrality Day through the Internet Association, a trade group that represents many of the tech giants on issues related to the internet. Participants will advocate for people […]

Sorry, but I feel kinda weird about ‘Snap Map’

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It’s a curious thing being able to see the location of many of your friends, colleagues, lovers and even family members on a virtual map. But, that’s precisely what Snapchat’s new feature Snap Maps is offering up. And, honestly, this new feature released just a day ago has already turned me into a creepy lurker. SEE ALSO: Snapchat releases ‘Snap Maps,’ aka a way to stalk strangers and events nearby Your Snap Map is essentially a virtual map populated by your friends who are represented in Bitmoji. The map, accessible by pinching your fingers in the app’s camera, updates users’ […]

The most difficult-to-reach Snapchat geofilters

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Putting a snazzy geofilter on your Snapchats is something many of us don’t think twice about. But, have you ever swiped right in some of the world’s most far-flung and hard-to-reach places? Even in remote spots like waterfalls, caves and forests, there are snazzy geofilters for you to spruce up your travel snaps. SEE ALSO: How to make money designing custom Snapchat geofilters Never mind the ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ rule. The new rule is: geofilter or you weren’t there. Here are seven of the most remote geofilters around the world: Jozani Forest, Zanzibar, Tanzania This geofilter appears in […]

Snapchat releases new research that says its for close friends

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Image: snap inc. Snap’s got a message for their haters, naysayers, and short-sellers pointing to their supposedly slowing growth: New users are overrated (especially when our existing users are so engaged). At a time when Snap’s stock is hovering at a disappointingly low $18 while Facebook rolls out copycat product after copycat product, Snap released two new studies on Monday showing who’s using Snapchat, and why that is. SEE ALSO: Beware Snapchatters: Apple’s iOS 11 makes it much, much easier to record snaps Snap’s new research shows that engagement on the app’s high, and influential, tooamong other ways they demonstrate […]