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Days after federal rebuke, Snapchat app ranks dead last in EFF’s privacy findings

Snapchat Comes In Dead Last On EFF’s Privacy Protecting List; Just Days After Getting Spanked By FTC (via Techdirt) Snapchat is often pitched as a more “private” alternative to other messaging apps, considering that a key part of its pitch is that the messages/images you send to others quickly disappear.…

Snapchat faces 20 years of privacy oversight after settlement with federal officials

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Messaging startup Snapchat has settled charges with U.S. regulators accusing it of deceiving consumers by promising that photos sent on its service disappeared forever after a certain period of time. Under the terms of the settlement, Snapchat’s privacy practices will be monitored by…