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5 Ways Snapchat Violated Your Privacy, Security

Snapchat settles FTC allegations that the company lied to consumers about the application's security and privacy. Here's what you should know.
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Ariella
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Ariella,
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5/13/2014 | 8:50:25 AM
Re: Not Me
@majenkins I didn't either. I also dissuade my kids from signing up for things like that because I don't trust them to be secure at all. 
majenkins
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majenkins,
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5/12/2014 | 9:36:05 AM
Re: 5 Ways The NSA Violated Your Privacy, Security
Unfortunately provable is the myth in situations like this.
majenkins
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majenkins,
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5/12/2014 | 9:34:21 AM
Re: There's always a way
Of course if they had been more open with the fact that there would always be a way then they would never have gotten off the ground. Imagine if their advertising had been truthful. "Send photos to people and we will try really hard to make sure the photos are deleted after a few minutes so maybe no one else will ever see them. There are ways for people to circumvent our deletion process but hey that's OK download the app and send your photos anyway."
majenkins
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majenkins,
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5/12/2014 | 9:30:14 AM
Not Me
Here's a look at how Snapchat violated your privacy and security . . . Not my security because I never signed up, why would I want to send a photo to someone that I didn't want anyone else to see, that is just plan dumb IMO, because you can never be sure. The standard has been, for anyone with knowledge of the Web, if you don't want the world to see it don't put it out there anywhere in any form.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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5/12/2014 | 5:52:06 AM
There's always a way
There was always going to be a way to do this, even if it was something retro like taking a picture of the phone screen. It's not too surprising that methods for preventing deletion appeared that were more sophisticated - though it's a shame the company behind Snapchat wasn't more open with this from the get go. 
danielcawrey
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danielcawrey,
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5/11/2014 | 1:03:59 PM
Re: 5 Ways The NSA Violated Your Privacy, Security
I don't know why, but when I first heard of Snapchat I was convinced they had a great privacy product. It goes to show that startups often promise but cannot deliver. It's surprising to me that the company did face a cash fine, but at least they will be under the eye of privacy monitors going forward. 

This just shows that unless it is somehow provable that privacy is really a myth. 
BillC431
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BillC431,
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5/9/2014 | 3:29:47 PM
5 Ways The NSA Violated Your Privacy, Security
Snapchat gets punished....
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