snapchat

crime

The Small Town Gang Murder Broadcast Live On Snapchat

As 16-year-old Cemeren Yilmaz begged for his life, his attackers filmed him and posted the video to Snapchat. The murder was callous, utterly pointless – and representative of so many of the UK's knife crime deaths.
Kevin EG Perry
7.9.19
Hey, You Around?

A College Dealer Explains Why Snapchat Is So Great for Selling Weed

"I serve to some real stoners who I think are in college for the sole purpose of being able to buy pot from me."
Seth Ferranti
7.1.19
tech-social-media

When Myspace Was King, Employees Abused a Tool Called ‘Overlord’ to Spy on Users

Several employees were caught abusing the tool, which let them read users’ messages and passwords.
Joseph Cox
6.25.19
programming

A Man Used Snapchat's Gender Swap Filter to Catch a Cop Allegedly Soliciting a Minor​

The college student used a picture of himself made to look like a girl, and posed as a 16-year-old on Tinder.
Samantha Cole
6.13.19
tech-social-media

Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users

Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.
Joseph Cox
5.23.19
LGBTQ

Snapchat's Gender-Swapping Photo Filters Can Result in Real Transphobia

"There’s a fine line between encouraging people to take gender less seriously and not considering trans realities."
Serena Sonoma
5.16.19
Social Media

Social Media Is Ruining Our Memories

Documenting our lives for Snapchat and Instagram can decrease the likelihood of retaining those moments as a significant memory.
Eda Yu
3.11.19
Sex

A Guide to Responding to Nudes, for Straight Men

Because you need it.
Emma Garland
11.2.18
Social Media

I Posted My Own Nudes on Instagram Before My Ex Could

"If anyone was going to be posting my naked photos​, it was going to be me, and I was going to get paid for it."
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
7.25.18
Webbys

VICE Is Nominated for 30 Webby Awards

We need your help to win all those shiny metal springs.
VICE Staff
4.4.18
Noisey News

Rihanna Responds to Snapchat's Domestic Abuse-Referencing Ad

In a statement Rihanna addressed the app, rightfully saying that a recent ad which referenced her abuse "let down" sufferers of domestic violence.
Lauren O'Neill
3.16.18
Au News

Melbourne Teenagers Snapchat Themselves Abusing Toddler

Police were able to trace disturbing footage posted by the teen parents, who disguised their identities with emojis.
VICE Staff
2.4.18
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