The Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday that Snapchat, a wildly popular app which encourages users communicate through images, had deceived consumers on numerous issues related to privacy and security. One of the main reasons Snapchat is so popular is that images can be set to be erased from the recipient's phone after a certain amount of time has passed; Snapchat guaranteed that the images would "disappear forever."
As a result of the settlement, Snapchat must make substantiative efforts to correct these mistakes and market their product without any misrepresentation. The FTC stipulates that the company implement a comprehensive privacy program which will be monitored for the next 20 years.
Source: Federal Trade Commission | Image via bostinno.streetwise.co