All it took was a serious allegation for snapchat to spill the beans behind the so-claimed
disappearing photos. That fact that photos from the app, which are supposed to be deleted
automatically after they have been viewed, can at all be stored by a third party app, where from
they ended up being ultimately leaked by some hackers, confounded users all over the world.
The fact that users had begun blindly trusting the application even though it has had a shaky start
in the market showed that the app was on the right track as far as attracting users is concerned.
The blatant violation of the privacy of the users has caused the FTC to rain down heavy duty
charges upon the owners of the application, causing another troubling controversy for snapchat.
Revealing the truth to avoid charges
In order to settle the charges against them, the creators of snap chat took upon themselves to
explain elaborately the mechanism behind their famous feature in which the pictures shared
through their app keeps self-destructing themselves. This in turn explains the theory behind
leaked snapchat photos. Firstly, it explained that when a photo is deleted within the app, it so
happens that the particular photo has only been erased from the app specifically, not from the
respective device of the user. Hence, there remains every possibility that some third-party
application may be used to enter the database of snapchat to extract photos before they have
completely been erased from the host app. Secondly, all the users were severely misinformed
when it comes to the term that they would be immediately notified if any of the other
applications try to use any of the pictures that are exchanged through snap chat. It is solely due
to the lack of information given regarding the digital process behind these disappearing nature of
Snapchat finally owning its mistakes
Even though it was pretty clear that snap chat was clearly at fault when it comes to protecting its
users’ privacy, it managed to time and again put the blame on third party apps and get away
without making any apologetic comments about the entire fiasco of the leaked snapchat photos.
However, it is only when the FTC brought it into an inescapable legal clasp that the master
minds behind the app finally decided to own up to their mistakes. Under serious pressure, the
creators have recently released a statement informing the public that they are ready to amend
their mistakes by starting an independently monitored security program that will be strictly
enforced in the near future so that such mishaps can be prevented.
Is it too late?
While the application seems to have finally learnt the error of its ways and is ready to take all the
necessary steps to prevent any inconveniences hereafter, the important question to consider is
whether it is already too late to rectify all the reputations of innumerable users that have been put