Snapchat the latest video and photo sending app has made everyone its addict. However being an
app of the 21st century has its own causes and concern. The Company claims that the videos and
photos get deleted as soon as the time limit is over was put under the scanner when a leading
magazine published a report in its latest edition that the so called disappeared snaps can be
retrieved with a little technical knowhow. The claims of the magazine were inspected properly
and it was found that the photos can indeed be retrieved with proper forensic tools. As a result of
this the Snapchat organization had to pay a heavy as security breach and faces privacy
Common Uses And Behavior:
In 2014 researchers from various universities devised an application that would enable them to
study why people preferred using Snapchat. The researchers stated that due to the ephermal
nature of the Snapchat application its predominant use would however result in privacy breach.
In conducted study only a mere 1.4%people confirmed to have used Snapchat for “sexting”
purposes. While another 16.24%people affirmed to have used Snapchat for sending sexual
content and messages at some point of time. The primary purpose of using Snapchat however
remained same with a majority of 58.9%respondents said that they used Snapchat for funny
purposes like sending stupid faces and funny pictures. The research also said that a majority of
people do not consider Snapchat fit for sending any type of sexting messages, any kind of legal
document, other legal contents and all such things which are considered as rude and insulting.
The research suggested that the success was not due to any of its feature but because people
found it to be a fun to use app. Reasons for adjusting the time length of the snaps also depended
upon a number of factor such as the level of trust in the relationships, the time needed to
comprehend the snap and to avoid the chances of screenshot.
Snapchat’s private policy was written so that Snapchat can be protected from any legal issues.
Users can’t hold Snapchat responsible for anything that might result from Snapchat’s use. If the
users managed to sue Snapchat the money limit could exceed one US Dollars. The documents
also confirmed that Snapchat used the users email address, phone number, usernames, and
facebook id to find friends who also use Snapchat. However after being in the spotlight with the
categories: collection of information, uses of information, analytical services provided by others
are a few of the categories to name out of the seven. All these changes have not made the
Snapchat all safe to use. As with the ever increasing security features of the app, there is an ever
increasing threat from the hacking world as well. They take these security features as a challenge
and try to overcome these challenges with the help of hacking. People therefore should think
twice before posting any personal information on Snapchat.