Snapchat Hack Renames New York “Jewtropolis”

New York City has been renamed “Jewtropolis” on several applications that make use of third-party map technology. Users of Snapchat, StreetEasy, and Citi Bike have all fallen victim to the change since all three rely on a third-party map API. Some people have even noticed the name depends on how zoomed in you are, with certain magnification levels still listing New York, and others Jewtropolis.

Snapchat has been inundated with questions on Twitter about how this has happened. The photo-sharing app has responded, saying they are working to fix it. “Snap Map relies on third-party mapping data which has unfortunately been subject to vandalism,” Snapchat Support said on Twitter.

Source: Apparent Map Hack Makes Snapchat, Other Apps Show ‘Jewtropolis’ Instead of NYC – NBC New York

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