#Snapchat #Security Snitch-Ups & #Snaphack Snafu

What a fiasco: Snapchat glibly handing over data to spooks and the Snaphack app that makes a nonsense of one-time pics.

My well thought out and mature response follows:

You can read Snapchat’s security policy here, shortly before taking them to task, via a lovingly worded e-mail complaint, at the bottom of the same page.

Okay, so gloating aside, you would have thought that steps would have been taken by Snapchat to take themselves out of the loop of data shared between users. You know, some kind of hands-off wipe/strong encryption function built right into their software. Now back to that security policy:

“Sharing of Information… We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy… In response to legal process or a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, rule, or regulation, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation…”

So bear in mind that security any online service or software, be it cloud storage, social media, e-mail, even operating systems is only as secure as the government of the country it is based in allows, i.e. not very secure at all.

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