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How to change your Snapchat user name and delete your account

After the recent security scares surrounding Snapchat, culminating in the apparent release of millions of users' login details and phone numbers, you may well have decided that enough is enough and you're done. However, while you can change your phone number – it needs to be a valid one still – within the app, you can't change your login name, or close down your account. There is an easy way out though – even if not well advertised – and we'll talk you through it.

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Snapchat security breach reportedly leaks 4.6 million user details online

Literally hours into 2014 and we already have a security scandal on our hands, with Snapchat stepping back into the spotlight. Just a matter of days after exploits for the social media service were announced by a security group, it's now claimed that 4.6 million users' phone numbers and login details have been posted online.

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Snapchat API and exploits published by hacker group, could allow users' names and phone numbers to be connected

It appears that Snapchat's API has been hacked, and exploits that allow a script to associate user's phone numbers, display names, user names, and account privacy level en masse have been published. An Australian hacker group calling themselves Gibson Security published details the hack this week. Snapchat's API has so far been undocumented.

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Snapchat 6.1 update brings smart filters, fancy text, and a front-facing flash

If you use Snapchat regularly, you'll want to check out the new 6.1 update which includes new smart filters, special text, and a best friends feature that lets you put up to seven friends in a favorites category of sorts.

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Clipchat for iPhone review: A Snapchat clone with a much better interface

Clipchat for iPhone does pretty much the same thing Snapchat does, self destructing photos and videos. If you've ever used Snapchat before, you're probably already aware that the interface is terrible and to be quite honest, pretty tacky. Clipchat's design is quite the opposite actually, and provides the same functionality and allows you to search for friends or invite them directly from Facebook, Twitter, or email.

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Facebook Poke vs. Snapchat: What's the best sexting app for iPhone?

Need an app for your iPhone that allows you to send images, videos, text, and other types of media in a secure, highly controlled manner? Facebook Poke and Snapchat both let you send messages that, like in Mission Impossible, self-destruct after a few seconds. Whether you use it for sexting, spycraft, or something else, we're not here to judge. We're just here to help you find the best app possible.

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Instagram, Snapchat, and the difference between $1 billion Facebook bucks vs simply being cloned

Facebook's new, Snapchat-like timed messaging (widely held to be sexting) app, Poke was coded in only 12 days, and part of that code was reportedly written by Facebook's founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg himself. Why is Facekbook telling and/or leaking that backstory? Josh Constine of TechCrunch writes:

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