A social media network or a messaging app is like fulfilling our desire to document each and
every incidents of our life and presenting it to others with lots of sugar-coating, and also how to
make friends. There is Facebook for you to notify your each happening- whether it’s attending
a wedding or going to a funeral, and there are Twitter and Instagram to know about what your
favorite is eating at dinner or wearing during a beach holiday and re-tweeting them and striking
up conversation in 140 characters. And also there is Snapchat- the unique iOS messaging
app to share your photos, texts and videos with friends. it is funny enough to compel you to
capture and sharing your spontaneous and un-filtered moments, and on the other hand, the
temporality of its nature by deleting the contents within 10 seconds of being sent off, spares us from the embarrassment that we may feel afterwards, and also gives a us a sense of privacy and confidentiality regarding our private lives.
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The trouble in paradise and Edward Snowden
After being the integral part of our lives, it seems that social network now have encountered the
bad omen in terms of drawing the attention of government. Though it started off with USA, right
now more or less each govt. around the world is following the same path.
In mid-2013, Edward Snowden a computer professional from USA’s National Security Agency
(NSA) blew the whistle and revealed to the media that US govt. has been spying on various
internet companies and compelling them to leak private and sensitive data of users since 2007
under the pretext of ‘law’.
Already Google, Facebook, YouTube, Skype have bitten the dust under Snowden’s revelation
that they almost betrayed the privacies of their unsuspecting users, and conformed to the
Though it beat the living daylights out of those who were concerned, the next question is will
Snapchat fall under the government radar in near future too?