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Snapchat Apologizes for Security Breach, Releases App Update

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January 9, 2014
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Snapchat releases an update to its app for Android and iOS to fix holes in the security of private information.


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Starbucks to Roll Out App Update in Effort to Fix Security Flaw

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TheStreet (Jan. 17, 2014) — After security researcher Daniel Wood disclosed earlier in the week that the Starbucks app stores user names, email addresses, passwords and even geolocation information in unencrypted, clear text, Starbucks executives confirmed that app users' information could be visible to anyone with access to the phone if it was connected to a computer. So, if a user's phone was stolen, that information could be accessed by the thief. The company said it will soon roll out an update for its app to make it more secure, though it said the app for Google's Android operating system does not contain the vulnerability.
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Popular App Snapchat Hacked

Popular App Snapchat Hacked

Reuters (Jan. 3, 2014) — Account information for 4.6 million users of the Snapchat app compromised in a security breach. Linda So reports.
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U.S. Senate Hearing Focused on Protecting Consumer Data

U.S. Senate Hearing Focused on Protecting Consumer Data

TheStreet (Mar. 26, 2014) — The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on Wednesday. The group is focusing on the best ways to improve the protection of consumer data. There has been a rise of data breaches including a high-profile breach at Target and less-reported breaches at companies like Neiman Marcus and Snapchat. This hearing examined the risks these recent data breaches pose for consumers, along with the current lack of federal data security protections. Video provided by TheStreet
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Is Facebook Creating A Snapchat Copycat Again?

Is Facebook Creating A Snapchat Copycat Again?

Newsy (May 18, 2014) — Six months after Snapchat rejected Facebook's buy-out offer and just weeks after Facebook nixed Poke, a new Snapchat copycat might be in the works. Video provided by Newsy
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