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Snapchat CEO Not Apologizing for Hack, Says He Thought They Did Enough, Working on App to Fix It

Knows now they didn't do enough then

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Despite warnings on Christmas Eve by an internet security group that a potential attack was looming, Snapchat chief executive Evan Spiegel said with a nervous laugh on the Today show this morning, "At the time, we thought we had done enough."

But then, on New Year's Day, the names and phone numbers of 4.6 million uesrs were leaked by anonymous hackers onto the website SnapchatDB.info, which has since been taken down.

While he didn't offer much in the way of an apology, Spiegel reasoned that tech startups teetering on the brink of innovationare particularly vulnerable to unforeseen abuses. "In a business that's moving so quickly," he explained, "if you spend your time looking backwards, you're just going to kill yourself."

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