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The former employees of Snapchat declared the espionage program of service — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com Snapchat Service spied on the users by means of the SnapLion program and some other special tools for access to personal user data, reported the Vice portal with reference to the former staff of the company. "A great number of employees of Snapchat a few years ago abused the access to personal data of users of service which is available for them, two former employees of the company claim" — Vice notes. Besides, as it is noted in internal documents, e-mails of the company, at the disposal of Snapchat there were built-in tools which allowed employees to get access to data, including information on location of the user, to the saved files and also phone numbers and the e-mail addresses. The SnapLion program which was initially created to aggregate and provide information on users on inquiries of law enforcement agencies was one of such tools. Besides, the tool was used for fight against persecution and harassment on the platform. Various divisions had an access to this program which one of the former employees called "keys from the kingdom", including divisions on safety, on fight against bullying and at some other departments.

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