Where do Snapchat users mostly come from ? A look at the leaked data

The phone numbers and usernames of more than 4.6 million North American Snapchat users have been leaked online. SnapchatDB, an unofficial anonymously-run website, allows open access to two files — an SQL dump as well as a corresponding  CSV file- that provide information about the photo-sharing app’s users alongside their location.

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Using their phone numbers’ first-three digits, we have been able to locate the users’ areas. The below graph displays the total number of users leaked by US phone area.

Snapchat is a photo and video sharing application which particularity is that recipients of the photo or of the video can only see it for a limited amount of time (from one to ten seconds). Once the time has passed it is automatically deleted from the Snapchat servers and thus can’t be viewed anymore.

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