Snapchat and FTC settle allegations that app not as secure as it claims

The FTC charged there were work-arounds that allowed ‘temporary’ messages to be saved

The truth is now out there about Snapchat’s security standards, and unfortunately for the company, this message won’t disappear in six seconds.

On May 8, the popular mobile app settled with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that it misled customers in believing that its messages were more private than they actually were. Snapchat has built a large consumer base over the promise of “temporary” pictures that would self-delete after a specified amount of time.

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Zach Warren

Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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