Thursday, August 25, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
AMD Increased GPU Market Share in Q2 2016
Chinese Firm Unveils 64-core CPU
PlayStation Now Coming to PC, DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor Unveiled
Upgraded Tesla Car Gets From 0 to 60 in 2.5 Seconds
Opera VPN App For Android Released
Microsoft Provides Glimpse Of 24-core Processor For HoloLens
Nvidia Unveils Parker, The Latest SOC For Autonomous Vehicles
Toshiba to Implement Eyefi Connected Features in Next FlashAir SD Cards
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > FTC Say...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, May 08, 2014
FTC Says Snapchat Deceived Consumers


Messaging startup Snapchat has settled charges with U.S. regulators accusing it of deceiving consumers by promising that photos sent on its service disappeared forever after a certain period of time.

Under the terms of the settlement, Snapchat's privacy practices will be monitored by an independent professional for the next 20 years.

"If a company markets privacy and security as key selling points in pitching its service to consumers, it is critical that it keep those promises," Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said in a statement.

According to the FTC, photos sent on Snapchat could be saved by recipients using several methods.

The FTC also said Snapchat collected certain personal information about its users without their consent and failed to take proper security measures, resulting in a breach in which hackers compiled a database of 4.6 million Snapchat user names and phone numbers.

Snapchat acknowledged that it had made mistakes, which it attributed to being a young company focused on developing its product.

"While we were focused on building, some things didn't get the attention they could have. One of those was being more precise with how we communicated with the Snapchat community," the company said in a blog post. "We are devoted to promoting user privacy and giving Snapchatters control over how and with whom they communicate. That?s something we?ve always taken seriously, and always will. "

The settlement with the FTC is subject to a 30-day public comment period, after which the commission will decided whether to make the consent decree final.




Previous
Next
IBM Develops Ultra-fast Phase Change Memory System        All News        Tablet Growth Slows In Q1 2014, Windows XP Migration Helps Slow the Desktop and Notebook Decline
Apple To Buy Beats For $3.2 billion     General Computing News      Over One Million Orange Customer Data Exposed

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
FCC And FTC Launch Inquiry into Mobile Device Security
FTC Charges Volkswagen Deceived Consumers with Its "Clean Diesel" Campaign
FTC To Probe Google Over Android: report
FTC Charges DIRECTV With Deceptively Advertising
Mobile Provider TracFone to Pay $40 Million to Settle FTC Charges
FTC's Guidance To Web Search Firms Highlight The Need to Distinguish Between Ads and Search Results
FTC Revises Online Advertising Disclosure Guidelines
FTC Asks App Developers To Improve Privacy Disclosures
FTC Ends Monopoly Probe Against Google
Judge Approves FTC's $22.5-million Fine on Google
FTC Returns More Than $2 Million to Buyers of the "Google Money Tree" Work-at-Home Scam
Google Said to Pay $22.5 Million To Settle Privacy Charges With FTC

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .