snapchat

terrorism

Teen Who Snapchatted 'Time to Blow Up the Plane' Before Flying to Guatemala Just Got Arrested

His chats were complete with bomb emojis and smiley faces.
Kelly Vinett
8.14.19
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 U.K.'s knife crime deaths.
Kevin EG Perry
7.9.19
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
6.24.19
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
6.12.19
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
The Truth and Lies Issue

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
3.15.19
Sex

A Guide to Responding to Nudes, for Straight Men

Because you need it.
Emma Garland
11.2.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

You Can Now Use 'Snapcrap' to Report Piles of Literal Shit on SF's Streets

It works just like Snapchat—only instead of sending bathroom selfies to your friends, you can DM photos of dookie straight to the local government.
Drew Schwartz
10.8.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Some Assholes Changed New York City to 'Jewtropolis' on Snapchat's Map

The anti-Semitic hack also showed up on apps like CitiBike and StreetEasy.
River Donaghey
8.30.18
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
7.24.18
snapchat

Snapchat’s CEO just got real bitchy about Facebook’s data leak

"We would really appreciate it if they copied our data protection practices also."
David Gilbert
5.30.18
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