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Uber's bad behavior and the trouble with trusting Snapchat

Snapchat expands into mobile payments and Uber is under fire after an executive suggests taking revenge on journalists. On the bright side, WhatsApp is boosting security with end-to-end encryption.

The app that is known for teen sexting and data breaches now is expanding into finance. Snapchat partnered with Square to create a new feature called Snapcash, which lets you send money to friends over chat.

If you're having trouble trusting Snapchat, at least you can feel more secure with WhatsApp. The popular chatting app is adding end-to-end encryption, making it one of the most secure text messaging apps available.

But there's one app facing a more serious privacy problem. Uber has been criticized for unsavory business practices, and once again it is in the media spotlight for bad behavior. An executive has threatened journalists who speak out against the app, boasting that the company will spend a million dollars to pry into the private lives of reporters and spy on their families. And this is not a one-time scenario. Watch CNET Update below for the details:

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