Snapchat secrets blown in Sony hack
December 18, 2014
Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel has said he is “devastated” that plans for his app were leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack. Details of future plan were outlined by Spiegel in emails to Michael Lynton, the Sony exec on Snapchat’s board.
Also included were details, including financial data, on previously secret acquisitions.
The leak detailed big ambitions for the popular app which allows users to send messages – images or video – that disappear after a short period of time. According to the emails, the company purchased Vergence Labs, an eyewear company that produced a product comparable to Google Glass. Snapchat also bought Scan.me, a firm specialising in QR codes and advertising platform iBeacon.