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Hot in Silicon Valley: More questions about Confide

Security researchers aren't too keen on Confide: After Axios first reported that the ephemeral messaging app was increasingly popular among Republicans on the Hill, questions arose about its security. Now, reports from at least two groups of security experts have found some issues with the app.

Snapchat offends with latest "lenses": Snapchat's special "lenses" that turn users' selfies into famous women like Frida Kahlo and Marie Curie in honor of International Women's Day on Wednesday drew Twitter criticism for promoting negative beauty stereotypes. This wasn't Snapchat's first blunder with its filters—last year, one lens made headlines for simulating "blackface" and another for mocking Asian facial features.