Snapchat CEO ‘Arrogance’ Made Indian Hackers Leak 1.7 Million Snapchat Users Data

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    http://pressks.com/sci-tech/snapcha...s-leak-1-7-million-snapchat-users-data/25129/

    Snapchat CEO ‘Arrogance’ Made Indian Hackers Leak 1.7 Million Snapchat Users Data

    Snapchat CEO Arrogance: Snapchat row continues with India as it hit hackers now. Indian Hackers claim that they found a bug in Snapchat which they have found last year. They claim that, because of the Snapchat CEO Speigel’s arrogance, they released 1.7 Million Snapchat users data which is now available on Darknet. This came after the CEO of Snapchat, Evan Speigel called India, “A Poor Country” to expand.

    According to Indian hackers, they had found vulnerability in Snapchat database last year and had siphoned details of 1.7 million users. Hackers leaked and made this data based available on the darknet to mark their resentment against company’s remark for India. The incident was never mentioned by Snapchat and they didn’t confirm any leak or vulnerability for the hacked data.

    Snapchat CEO Arrogance Made Indian Hackers leak Snapchat Users Data:

    After the word from Snapchat CEO calling India a poor country, Indian Snapchat users were outraged and set social media on fire by sharing trolls against Evan Speigel and Snapchat. Many Indian users mistook Snapdeal for Snapchat and uninstalled Snapdeal. There were two hashtags like #Uninstall_Snapchat, #BoycottSnapchat started trending on twitter.

    The users who didn’t even installed the app atleast once were going to app stores to give it a one star rating and uninstalling it, after Variety magazine quoted a former employee claiming that Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel had said in a meeting in September 2015 that this app isn’t meant for poor countries like India and Spain.

    The performance in app store went too low. The rating for Snapchat is 1.5 star after many users gave it a 1 star.


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  3. LETHALFORCE

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  4. Degenarate

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    Talk about shooting yourself on the foot. What a douche. Expecting the damage control brigade to bring out statements like "he was misquoted".
     
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  6. The Ultranationalist

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    Whats kind of app is snapchat anyway? Is it similar to whatsapp?
     
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    1. The guy is not smart if he made that comment.
    2. Trolling that guy and the company is a good idea and uninstalling snapchat is also good, but viral dishonest rating, I can't approve. Good reviews and ratings are very important before buying a product these days.

    PS: Haven't used snapchat ever, probably will never.

    PPS: Apparently SnapDeal ratings also took a hit because many got confused by the names.
     
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    There is nothing new here most westerners have very negative views on India. They see us as starving, uncivilised, barbarians. This is why it always aggravates me to see Indians blindly praising western products and ideology.
     
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    If someone calls India poor that's not entirely untrue- India is developing but still a poor country for millions of Indians. I don't know why react and give more fuel to fire?
     
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    Dude ratings only matter for small/indie developers, Google/Apple can remove their applications from their respective stores if the ratings are very bad. For big apps like Snapchat ratings do not count for shit, they are localized by country anyway. This has 0 impact on Snapchat business apart from some poor PR which isn't anything they can't fix.

    Indians (and in this case Spanish people too, lol) are too emotional.
     
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    The simple point that a lot of you are missing is that it's not about whether the statement he made was factually and statistically correct or not, it's about propriety. India may be poor, but we have also brought the largest number of people out of poverty in the last 20 years. I don't remember the exact statistics but in 1960's more than 60% were living under poverty line, and we have reduced that to single digit. If he wanted to be factually accurate, why didn't he add that nuance?

    The fact is, every person, every community has a weak point, and many strong points. For example, the west, which prides itself in being wealthy, all its wealth is illgotten, stolen on the backs of slavery, and genocide and military invasions under false pretexts. But still when and Indian meets a westerner, we don't say "oh hello, genocider, pleased to meet you. Don't get angry, I was factually accurate".

    The fact that people at such high places can make such comments tells that such attitudes are not just tolerated but also encouraged. He wouldn't dare say that about Holocaust or slavery. The fact is that he thinks he can say it and get away with it, which shows western racist mindset.

    I'm glad people are downvoting the app. How many people know this fact that Jews still don't buy Ford cars because Ford had helped Hitler set up his industrial plants? The decision to buy and use products is as much political as it is practical. So it is legitimate to give bad rating, to SnapChat and SnapDeal.

    Also, there is news going on that Indians are trolling Snapchat CEO's girlfriend Miranda Kerr, that is actually an American PR campaign. Classic Democrat move.

    Step 1 : Say something offensive
    Step 2 : When it goes bad, use fake accounts to attack their own people
    Step 3 : Say "okay maybe we said something slightly improper, but does it justify the sexist backlash against our female members?"

    They did the same with Rohit Vemula case, and that Gurmehar Kaur case and ALL cases handled by democrat moles. They create fake accounts to attack their own members to shift focus from their wrong act and paint themselves as victims. "Ohh maayy gawwd, Gurmehar is getting death threats, is this the India you are proud of?" I don't know how much it will hurt his app with ratings, same with Snapdeal because people see ad on TV and download the app, but its still a symbolic protest.

    In case of Snapdeal, people had started ordering products and filing chargebacks. That hurt them really good. What I liked about Snapdeal issue is that these Bollywood stars who promote luxury items to urban Indians, forget that unlike their movies which reach all Indians rich and poor, urban and rural, to propagate their worldview, these luxury items are only bought by urban Indians, and urban youngsters are pro-India, so this means companies cannot blatantly use anti-India themes (unlike what they do in movies) to sell their product. I am seeing most brands these days mention India's rise in one way or other "Desh ki car" "Desh ka phone" blah blah. No Indian will tolerate being shamed. We work hard for our money and we will not give it to someone who treats us as subhuman. But the adverts are STILL seen by all India, even though all India might not be buying these products. It means that the urban Indians, for the first time, are controlling the narrative of big brands by their purchasing power.
     
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    During the British rule, all the British had to do was start rumors that a Mussalman had placed beef in a temple. Hindus would start riots without bothering to check the facts.

    Nothing seems to have changed now. Someone said something to someone else - get emotional and react like morons. As if there aren't important issues in this country....
     
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    Unnecessary ..

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    Tell that to your liberal friends.

    Few people fight on street and you guys go and call them Hindu terrorists. You first need to do some fact checking before accusing innocent Hindu people as terrorists. As if there aren't important issues in this country....
     
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    You are trying to convince a panda that he needs exercise.
     
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    All thanks to the biased, uninformed Western media. They still think we are a land of snake charmers.
     
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    And "bad" aghoris
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    Snapchat’s share prices tumble due to social media hubbub over alleged CEO comments on expansion

    Snapchat parent Snap Inc. is currently faced with the wrath of Indian populace on social media, as well as the Google Play Store. But, the effect of CEO Evan Spiegel’s alleged remark made over the company’s expansion plans has now seeped into its share prices on the stock exchange as well. It went public just last month and is currently seen as the hottest technology IPO in about three years.

    The share price for the camera company, as Snap Inc. now defines itself, were down 1.25 percent on Monday, driving the share price under $20 once again. The share price was down 25 cents and closed at $19.94, which is still about 17 percent up from the company’s $17 IPO price. In after hour trading, the share prices still continue to be rather flat.

    This has also resulted in the company to drop down to its lowest level as compared to its massive $3.4 billion listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Such is the scenario when the company has been scoring ‘buy’ ratingsand target price as high as $30 from various investment groups and analysts.

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    The company is currently finding itself in this sticky situation because of the ongoing social media hullaballoo caused after Spiegel’s alleged statements about not being keen on expanding to poor countries, such as India and Spain, was made public. According to an ongoing lawsuit with former employee Anthony Pampliano, the CEO has allegedly asserted in an internal team meeting in 2015 that his ephemeral messaging app was meant only for rich audiences. He is uninterested in prioritizing growth in poor nations, according to legal documents made public earlier last week. The documents also allege the company of manipulating its growth metrics.

    These comments angered the Indian masses who flocked their social media channels and hashtags such as — #uninstallsnapchat and #boycottsnapchat were trending on Twitter over the weekend. Though no one even considered checking whether the comments are true or not, they just moved ahead with spewing hate and abuse against the co-founder on social media. This also involved reviewing the application on both the Play Store and App Store with one-star reviews. The Indian masses crossed every hurdle to even post hate on Spiegel’s fiancee Miranda Kerr’s Instagram account, telling her to keep his man in check.

    But, Snapchat has debunked all remarks in an official statement sent to The Tech Portal. It states,

    This is ridiculous. Obviously, Snapchat is for everyone! It’s available worldwide to download for free.

    And, call it ill fate or sheer coincidence, Snapdeal, the Indian e-commerce giant which is already faced with turmoil over funding and acquisition speculations was caught amid this cross-firing. The netizens of the country were too quick to judge the remarks and since Snapdeal shares a name similar to the messaging giant, they gave its app the same treatment.

    Over the weekend, reports of several people actually uninstalling Snapdeal’s app and leaving poor reviews on its app Store page were peddling the social channels. Yup, it was actually happening. The statements left these people actually mentioned Snapchat, but they were still uninstalling Snapdeal. You ask, why? Because the Indian populace is actually too feeble-minded and confused Snapdeal of being a sister company of Snap Inc. — all because of sharing a part of the name with it.
     
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  19. Dark Lord

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    Yes India is very VERY poor country. Half of our population is starving in streets. Farmers are committing suicides daily. This is a sad reality of India. Snapchat CEO just showed us the mirror. Why People are angry at Sanpchat?
     
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    ========= Flame bait ==========
     
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    How much? What do you mean by VERY?

    Really? Do you even know what starving means? Have you looked at the WHO & world bank stats?

    Achha... how many farmers committed suicide today?

    YOU are the sad reality of India.

    And we cracked snapchat's mirror.

    Because they love their country unlike you.
     
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