Posted 01/09/2014 at 5:53 PM
Posted 4 years ago
Making Snapchat users feel safe is not an easy task. It is going to be “more difficult to do“, says Snapchat, worded exactly that way, is a clever way of doing what they do best: Shifting blame.
The trail of trickery, deception via the lure of sacks of money Google and Facebook held out to acquire the young folks beloved neat shutterbug/sexting app at the expense of exposing their user base to a massive privacy invasion, makes Snapchat nearly impossible to trust.
Hackers got through with ease and made off, to everyone’s shock and horror, to loot and later publish to the web, 4.6 million user names along with the user’s phone numbers and the region in which they live.
Here is the shortlist concocted desperately to keep what few users there are that wouldn’t just feel safer with Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in handcuffs:
1. It won’t be required to have to give a phone number to link up with the username. Users can go to the app’s settings and opt out of the old set-up.
2. The dirty deed of hacking in and carting off information will be “more difficult to do”. Snapchat users who want to use the Find Friends feature will have to verify their phone numbers before being privy to using it.
3. Both Android and iOS versions of Snapchat were updated.
4. Snapchat membership optional.
I added the fourth one :(