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Can You Trust Snapchat?

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#snapchat me, Ryansings by Ryan Nagelmann is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

On December 31st, 2013, hackers stole 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers from Snapchat and posted the database online.  To see if you were one of them, check http://lookup.gibsonsec.org.

The irony is that Snapchat has become increasingly popular over the past year because younger audiences have seen it as a safer and more trusted social media platform than the likes of Facebook.  But the question remains: really, how safe is Snapchat? Continue reading