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Facebook Snapchat acquisition tipped a double-down no-go

Facebook Snapchat acquisition tipped a double-down no-go

Word this week on the ever-growing messaging service known as Snapchat is that they've rebuffed Facebook's advances not once, but twice over the past year. While you'll want to take this whole collection of points with a grain of salt due to their entirely anonymous nature, the Wall Street Journal suggests that "people briefed on the matter" have made it clear: Snapchat will not be part of Facebook. At least not any time soon.

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Snapchat reveals unopened snaps can be retrieved and given to law enforcement

Snapchat reveals unopened snaps can be retrieved and given to law enforcement

Snapchat's premise is that it deletes snaps, something that has been foiled in various ways since the service found itself thrust into the popularity spotlight. Still, the notion that snaps are deleted might give users a wrong impression of their data's security and level of privacy, something the company recently covered in a blog post. Among other things, it was detailed that under certain conditions, law enforcement can get its hands on some messages.

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Galaxy Gear’s Snapchat Micro amongst 70 smartwatch apps launching this month

Galaxy Gear’s Snapchat Micro amongst 70 smartwatch apps launching this month

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is set for release this summer, and with it a collection of apps like Snapchat Micro. The team behind Snapchat have announced at Techcrunch Disrupt that they will be amongst the 70 apps claimed to be prepared for the Galaxy Gear at its launch. This app is currently being called "an experiment" by Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, suggesting that this is only the newest in a line of ways the company is seeking to "reduce the time between our experience of a moment and our ability to share it."

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Snapcat for Android is Snapchat for your cat

Snapcat for Android is Snapchat for your cat

Anyone who has spent any appreciable amount of time on the Internet already knows that cats own the Web, having slowly achieved their digital domination via insidious pictures of cuteness and videos of rodent-destroying chivalry. Perhaps it is this feline saturation that prompted the creation of Snapcat, a Snapchat derivative designed specifically for cat self-shots.

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This message will self-destruct: OTR plugin brings Snapchat fuctionality to browsers

This message will self-destruct: OTR plugin brings Snapchat fuctionality to browsers

Like something out of an Inspector Gadget cartoon, a new plugin for browsers called OTR allows users to send messages to other users that will self-destruct a few seconds after they are read, (hopefully) disappearing forever. The plugin was launched today by Lamplighter Games, a company run by two brothers who wanted to bring Snapchat-like functionality to Web browsers. We've got a demo of it in action after the jump.

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Snapchat users share 150m images a day

Snapchat users share 150m images a day

Snapchat has rapidly increased in popularity, with over 150 million photos being shared daily through the service. Evan Spiegel, co-founder of Snapchat, spoke at All Things D's conference, D: Dive Into Mobile, today and stated that in just 4 months, Snapchat's usage had tripled. That number surpasses even the numbers of the popular photo-sharing service, Instagram, where users currently share about 40 million photos a day.

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Snapchat video lands on Android as a private beta

Snapchat video lands on Android as a private beta

Snapchat is an application that has been around for a while now for the iPhone. The app allows users to send pictures and short video clips to other users that are supposed to automatically delete themselves. The problem for a lot of users of the application was that a number of hacks have surfaced that make it rather easy to save content sent using the app.

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Another SnapChat hack lets you save photos forever

Another SnapChat hack lets you save photos forever

If you've ever used the app SnapChat to send out pictures that you didn't want people to have access to forever, you have new reason to be worried today. In the past, a hack surfaced allowing you to see sent pictures and texts after they expired that was rather complicated. The complicated nature of the hack meant most people simply wouldn't bother.

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Facebook Poke and Snapchat bug saves “deleted” videos

Facebook Poke and Snapchat bug saves “deleted” videos

A security flaw that quietly saves private videos in Snapchat and Facebook Poke for future recovery, when the sender expects them to be deleted after a few seconds, has been identified in the new "sexting" apps. Both apps promise a simple way to share photos and video temporarily, with the promise that they'll be deleted shortly after viewing; however, BuzzFeed discovered, a simple third-party file browser can pull the video files from a cached store on your iPhone or iPad, allowing the clips to be archived and shared.

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