Report: staff of the Snapchat hacking the phones of the users

Reported by the news report on Thursday that the number of employees from the company Snap – owners to develop messaging Source Snapchat – abused some of the tools your company in trade for service users.

The site said “pitchforks” Motherboard: if employees used spy tools to allow them access to users ‘ data, including: location information, photos video clips saved in their accounts, personal information, such as: phone numbers, and email addresses.

The website quoted the four former employees, in addition to the current employee has Snape, that one of the tools used in the trade; hear SnapLion, and was originally used to collect information about the users on the request of law enforcement, or judicial orders.

According to Motherboard, the at least two sections of Snape was using the tool SnapLion, namely: “Team inconvenience and abuse” which deals with issues of diversity, harassment, team and “customer operations”, which deals with the problem of the users.

For its part, the company replied Snape on the report of the site of the Motherboard, according to the website “CNET” Cnet, said: the protection of the privacy of users “is critical”.

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A spokesman said Snape in a statement sent via email on Friday: “any perception that the staff had been spying on our society is very worrying and completely accurate”.

Added the police spokesman: “We need a little bit of user data, and we have policies and strong controls to limit internal access to data we have, including the existing data in the tools designed to support law enforcement. The unauthorized access of any kind is a clear violation of company standards in business conduct and, if discovered, the consequence of his immediate termination”.

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