Gryphn, the Android app for secure text messaging, just added features similar to Snapchat. You can now send pictures that disappear after 15 seconds and cannot be downloaded or captured via screenshot. This only works when the recipient has the Gryphn app.
Twitter aims to restrict its users from liking, replying to, or retweeting any tweets from world leaders that are found to break Twitter's rules. Find our more about Twitter's slow-moving fight to clean up its platform.
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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact email@example.com.