Snapchat Prompts Privacy Concerns As Terms Allow Company To ‘Publicly Display

Facebooks privacy policy also grants the company rights to a royalty-free, world-wide license to users content, but that only applies to content published under the Public Setting.

All claims and disputes arising out of, relating to, or in connection with the Terms or the use the Services that can not be resolved informally or in small claims court will be resolved by binding arbitration on an individual basis, except that you and Snapchat are not required to arbitrate any dispute in which either party seeks equitable relief for the alleged unlawful use of copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets, or patents.

Snapchat’s update Terms of Conditions causes a row on Twtter.

First launched in 2011, the social networking app became popular among young people in particular for its disappearing photo messages that cant be viewed again once they have been opened.

The updated terms give the photo-sharing service nearly limitless potential to do anything it wants with your pictures, videos or messages. The company also says it can access, review and delete any user content anytime, for whatever reason, including but not limited to violating Snapchat’s terms.

Just because your fun snap from Disneyland (or private photo sent to a significant other) is deleted in seconds does not mean the content is gone forever. If it does include snaps, which are in fact private messages, then this alone is shocking enough for Snapchat users to rethink what they are signing up for.

The terms of service adds that a few tools on the app control who can and cannot see your content, but does not clarify which ones.

Snapchat on Wednesday released a new update for its app and, with it, a new privacy policy that dramatically changes what the social network can do with the images users post.

The company may also share that information with other companies, according to the terms.

Snapchat users are being asked to accept the updated terms after downloading the new version of the app, but the details of the new privacy policy arent immediately visible.

Instagram, for example, has similar terms, as does Facebook – they’re more to protect the company in case it happened to use your images in the future and you found out.

Source: by TYLER OWEN


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