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    Default Snapchat Apologizes Over Spam Issue but Claims It Isn't Hack-Related


    Just right after news of a huge leak of user data, the image-sharing app, Snapchat, is reportedly experiencing above-average levels of spam. For the first time since this whole fiasco, the company said it was sorry in a short blog post. The following was mentioned in the post:

    We want to apologize for any unwanted Snaps and let you know our team is working on resolving the issue. As far as we know, this is unrelated to the Find Friends issue we experienced over the holidays.
    The “issue” was separate from the security flaw that allowed hackers to scrape around 4.6 million user names and phone numbers from the service’s databases. The company was given an ample warning and claimed just before the breach that it had taken countermeasures but apparently they were not enough. The spam though according to the post isn’t something caused by the breach. The blog post continued by mentioning the following:

    We’ve heard some complaints over the weekend about an increase in Snap Spam on our service. We want to apologize for any unwanted Snaps and let you know our team is working on resolving the issue. As far as we know, this is unrelated to the Find Friends issue we experienced over the holidays.

    While we expect to minimize spam, it is the consequence of a quickly growing service. To help prevent spam from entering your feed, you can adjust your settings to determine who can send you Snaps. We recommend “Only My Friends”.
    As mentioned in the company’s blog, a recent update to the app should help secure the service a bit but the spam will likely continue.

    Source: Snapchat (blog)

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    Snapchat worth 3.2 billion last month
    Snapchat not worth it this month.

    What losers!

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    Should've sold out to Facebook and let them handle these problems. Too bad people who use this don't actually realize how unsecure snapchat is. Nor do people actually use the app as it was intended to be used for ;P

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