Snapchat Caught You, the FTC Caught Snapchat
Earlier this month Snapchat and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) settled over charges that the data sent via Snapchat specifically contacts, images, location, and videos were collected without asking users for permission. It was pointed out by the ftc that any user using an I-device predating iOS7 could take screenshots of sent images with the sender being none-the-wiser and that videos sent via Snapchat were still accessible via computer on the recipients phone after a video “disappeared” because the videos aren’t encrypted. Even scarier though is that Android users, that use the Snapchat app, were broadcasting their location without their knowledge/consent.
Next time you want to send a Snapchat ask yourself the following: Who’s getting it? Who’s keeping it? Who knows where I am? Should I really be putting this out over the internet?
You can find the full yahoo article here