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Employees Of ‘Sexting-Central’ Snapchat Spied On Users | Zero Hedge

Posted by M. C. on May 24, 2019

We are social media…it is what we do.

by Tyler Durden

Employees at social media giant Snap have been abusing internal tools for accessing user data in order to spy on Snapchat users, according to an investigative report by Motherboardwhich interviewed multiple current and former employees and viewed internal Snap communications.

“employees have used data access processes for illegitimate reasons to spy on users, according to two former employees.” –Motherboard

Snapchat, which boasts over 186 million users, is a mobile app for Android and iOS devices which allows people to send ‘self-destructing’ photos or videos to another person. The ‘snap’ can be set to expire within a few seconds of the receiver opening it, or the sender can elect not to delete it at all.

As such, the app has fueled an explosion in sextingthe exchange of sexually explicit messages over electronic devices, which has consequently led to legal trouble for those breaking the law. Earlier this month, five Fairfax County, VA students were hit with nine felony child porn charges and one charge for unlawful filming tied to a sexting case in which the students were trading naked pictures of female students over Snapchat.

One of the tools Snap employees use to access sensitive user information, often for law enforcement purposes, is called SnapLion. Originally designed to comply with court orders and other valid law enforcement requests, SnapLion can reveal a user’s location data (when enabled) and message metadata, as well as photos or videos backed up by Snap users

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You are hereHome News Israel hopes spy Pollard can emigrate for US embassy opening

Posted by M. C. on April 30, 2018

Is Trump really an America firster?  Do you consider this an acid test?

If it were congress’ decision Pollard would already be in his US taxpayer paid for Jerusalem condo.

Masters voice

Congress listening to their master’s voice.

Israel hopes Jonathan Pollard, an American spy who served 30 years in prison for selling secrets to the Jewish state, will be allowed to emigrate there as the US moves its embassy to Jerusalem, a minister said on Monday.

“I hope that President Donald Trump will offer another gift to Israelis by allowing Jonathan Pollard to come and celebrate the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem,” Israel’s Transport and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told army radio.

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