Friday, October 10, 2014

Snapchat Says Photo Leak Is Coming From "Illegal" Third-Party Apps #TheSnappening

Snapchat responded to a reported leak of photos sent through its service this morning, saying it was not a result of a breach of the company’s security.

Instead, it was a result of a leak from a third-party application, the company said. Such applications access features of the applications developed by companies like Facebook and Google, and in Snapchat’s case applications that can send and receive Snaps are at fault.

“Snapchatters were victimized by their use of third-party apps to send and receive Snaps, a practice that we expressly prohibit in our Terms of Use precisely because they compromise our users’ security,” Mary Ritti, a spokesperson for Snapchat, told BuzzFeed News. “We vigilantly monitor the App Store and Google Play for illegal third-party apps and have succeeded in getting many of these removed.”