Snapchat admits to handing unopened ‘snaps’ to US law enforcement

The photo-sharing app Snapchat has admitted to handing over to American law enforcement agencies images not yet seen by its users.In a blogpost on Monday, the company outlined the circumstances under which it has given photos – which the company calls “snaps” – to investigators. see:Snapchat Complies with Government Requests, Sends Images to Law Enforcement
Snapchat cleared up any doubts users may have had about the privacy surrounding images sent back and forth on its photo messaging service when the company confirmed this week that it has shared some images with law enforcement.Snapchat, started in 2011, has gained popularity over the last year – especially among teenagers – by allowing users to send each other images that disappear from devices after a set amount of time.

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