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 U.K.'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
6.27.19
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
HACK

Slack Warns Investors It's a Target for Nation-State Hacking

As Slack prepares to go public, the company is warning potential investors that it's a target for malicious attacks from “sophisticated organized crime, nation-state, and nation-state supported actors,” according to an SEC filing published today.
Caroline Haskins
4.26.19
The Truth and Lies Issue

Instagram and Snapchat Are Ruining Our Memories

Documenting our lives for Snapchat and Instagram can decrease the likelihood of retaining those moments as a significant memory.
Eda Yu
4.2.19
Facebook

We Asked People About the Worst Thing We'd Find in Their Facebook Messages

"I planned parties, so like, alcohol-related stuff, drug stuff, and sex stuff."
Charlie Cottrell
12.20.18
sex work

People Are Threatening to Report Sex Workers to the IRS in #ThotAudit

By encouraging people to report sex workers to the IRS, online harassers are putting them at risk.
Samantha Cole
11.26.18
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
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