Monday, May 12, 2014
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Federal Trade Commission says it's settled a privacy lawsuit with Snapchat. The messaging service told users that pictures and messages would disappear permanently if they weren't viewed within a certain timeframe. The FTC said that wasn't true, because there were a number of ways the files could be saved before the Snapchat time limit ran out. The agency also said Snapchat had a number of security problems and was collecting users' location data. Snapchat must maintain a privacy program for the next 20 years.