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Snapchat settles charges by FTC, but that doesn't change much

Snapchat settles charges by FTC, but that doesn't change much
Snapchat agreed today to settle charges by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that messages sent through the online messaging service do not actually “disappear” as the company has claimed. The FTC alleged that Snapchat misled consumers as to how it functioned. Specifically, the complaint stated that the messages did not disappear as claimed, and... Read more »

Snapchat introduces SnapKidz: 4 reasons it does not help parents keep kids safe online

Snapchat introduces SnapKidz: 4 reasons it does not help parents keep kids safe online
Snapchat, the social app that permits users to send pictures and videos that disappear after only a few seconds before “disappearing,” has a rule that users need to be 13 years of age. To make sure that the 12-and-under tween market doesn’t feel left out, the company just unveiled SnapKidz, which takes the chat out... Read more »

Snapchat images do not disappear or get deleted

Snapchat images do not disappear or get deleted
Update: On May 8, 2014, Snapchat agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it misled consumers, that messages do not disappear, that the company revealed users’ locations and that it collected more personal data that it indicated. Read more here: Snapchat settles charges by FTC, but that doesn’t change much Snapchat... Read more »
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Snapchat: Tweens, teens love it while parents have concerns

Snapchat: Tweens, teens love it while parents have concerns
Have you heard of Snapchat? It’s gaining in popularity and while many parents have heard of it, even more kids are using it. Snapchat is the fourth most popular app on the iTunes charts and now claims to process more than 30 million messages a day. Is your tween on Snapchat? How much do you... Read more »