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Snapchat now has the rights to store and share selfies taken via the app

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Nov 1, 2015.

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    If you still believe your snaps will self-destruct, you might want to review Snapchat’s newest policy changes as the company can now potentially keep your photos forever and share them. Oh, and by using the app, you grant Snapchat the rights to your photos.

    Users who update their Snapchat app must tap “Accept” to signify agreeing with the app’s newly updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. “Scary stuff,” is what actor Kal Penn, the former White House Associate Director of Public Engagement, called Snapchat’s new privacy and legal policies.

    [​IMG] Kal Penn

    Snapchat, which became popular because messages were supposed to go poof after 10 seconds, gave rise to other third-party apps meant to capture and keep the messages. If you recall “The Snappening” in Oct. 2014, the third party app Snapsaved was hacked and selfies that were supposed to self-destruct were instead leaked. But it couldn't be considered a “leak” if users agree to Snapchat’s newly revised privacy policy and terms of service that take the company on a radical shift away from the idea upon which it was founded.

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