Snapchat Scores Win As Microsoft Nixes Third Party Apps

Venice, California-based Snapchat scored a big win for its security efforts over the weekend, as Microsoft removed most third party Snapchat apps from its Windows Phone store. Microsoft and Snapchat did not announce any details on the move, which helps patch a sore point over at Snapchat--the unauthorized use of its internal APIs to write third party, Snapchat apps. The use of those third party apps were the cause of the massive image leak of compromising photos at Snapchat back in October.