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For $300, a Utah Company Can Recover Vanished Snapchats

For $300, a Utah Company Can Recover Vanished Snapchats
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For the millions of people who use Snapchat to send sexy messages and whatever else with impunity, this news should make them very, very nervous.

On May 8, researchers at Decipher Forensics, a company in Orem, Utah, announced that they have figured out how to retrieve the supposedly self-destructing photos from the popular now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t photo-sharing app Snapchat. And will do so for a fee.