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Snapchat weak on protecting user privacy, advocacy group's report says

May 20, 2014

According to the annual ratings of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the hugely popular site used by teens to send photo messages that are supposed to “vanish” a few seconds after they're viewed is lagging behind other major tech companies in protecting users’ data from the government.

“This is particularly troubling because Snapchat collects extremely sensitive user data, including potentially compromising photographs of users,” the report announcing the ratings says.

Thursday, May 15, 2014
LA Times
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