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Snapchat Says It Won’t Hand Over Your Photos Without Warrant

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Snapchat’s friendly ghost logo reflects its best quality: Any picture taken and sent through the app disappears a few seconds after the recipient opens it up.

But what happens if it never gets opened?

Micah Schaffer, Snapchat’s officer of Trust and Safety, wrote a blog post on Monday to re-assure its users that the company won’t hand over a user’s photo without a court order.

Schaffer noted that the company is capable of manually retrieving photos before they get to their intended recipient. “A federal law called the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) obliges us to produce the Snaps to the requesting law agency,” he said, though he added that they need a warrant to do so.


Written by voiceoftruthusa

October 16, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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