Snapchat may give your posts to the authorities

Nothing is safe. If it’s online, on your mobile device, or in any way attached to technology, pretend like you can be implicated by it even if you’re not breaking the law. Welcome to 21st century non-privacy.

Snapchat originally rose to popularity thanks to the false sense of security its timed photos provided. It wasn’t long before intrepid code monkeys discovered that the app was actually storing photos it claimed to have deleted. That rather blatant oversight has since been corrected, but today the company has revealed that while viewed photos (or “Snaps,” as they prefer to call them) are indeed lost forever, previously unseen Snaps can be viewed by certain Snapchat staff — oh, and they’ve shared “about a dozen” with law enforcement agencies.

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