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Snapchat spam glut is being worked on, promises company

Snapchat spam glut is being worked on, promises company

Following security warnings and the eventual massive leaking of Snapchat usernames and numbers, the disappearing-messages service has been experiencing a glut of spam, something users have been reporting in great enough numbers to prompt a blog post update today. Says the company, the onslaught of unwanted messages isn't likely the result of its Find Friends debacle, and that the issue is being worked on.

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Snapchat promises new app to fix privacy exploit

Snapchat promises new app to fix privacy exploit

Snapchat has finally responded to the ongoing hack controversy that saw usernames and matching phone numbers of over four million users leaked in recent days, promising an updated version of the app to address privacy concerns. The new Snapchat will allow users to opt out of appearing in the "Find Friends" feature which worked as the gateway to the exploit, Snapchat said today, with other protections like rate limiting for how many numbers can be compared with accounts also improved.

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Archos wearables bring watch and scale to “Connected Self”

Archos wearables bring watch and scale to “Connected Self”

The Archos team are preparing for the oncoming wearable fad wave for CES 2014 with a set of “Archos Connected Self” devices this week. These devices all work with an upcoming app called Archos Connected Self, each of them working with health-related bits and pieces from the outset. These devices center on the fitness of the wearer or the user, right out of the box.

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