1. salmanahmad's Avatar

    Snapchat Blames Photo Leak on Unauthorized Third-Party Apps - Digits - WSJ

    So I was reading WSJ today and came across an article about a photo leak on Snapchat which was, according to Snapchat, caused by the third party clients that people used.

    I'm pretty sure 6snap doesn't do anything against Snapchat's terms of service, but maybe this incident could fuel a change in the way Snapchat handles people using clients of it, possibly putting restrictions to finish any potential third party clients?

    Your thoughts?
    10-10-2014 04:26 PM
  2. someone2639's Avatar
    If SnapChat shuts down because of this, there would be no website for 6snap to run on.
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    10-10-2014 04:55 PM
  3. KhawarNadeem's Avatar
    Unlikely. The blame is falling on the third party apps that allow users to save incoming snaps. 6Snap, to my knowledge, does not offer such a thing and is probably safe. Snapchat is most certainly not going to be shut down.
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    10-11-2014 08:46 AM
  4. EssThree's Avatar
    Nah, I don't think so. Rudy, as far as I'm aware, has stuck as close as possible to the guidelines of the services he's created apps for, and I'd like to think that goodwill would mean SOMETHING.

    Really though, if they're gonna have a cry about 6snap, they should damn well release an official app on WP then.
    10-11-2014 08:52 AM
  5. rodan01's Avatar
    You don't know what this guy Rudy Huyn is doing with the photos. Third party apps are a big risk for privacy. Snapchat should ask Microsoft for the removal of this app.
    10-11-2014 12:04 PM
  6. Muessig's Avatar
    So this article is saying that third party snapchat apps are to blame for a photo leak right? At no point are they calling out any specific app developers as far as I can see?
    10-11-2014 12:10 PM
  7. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Take note: Rudy Huyn has gone the extra mile to disable any possible attack vectors (screenshots via the multitasking carousel, for one) for any so-called leakers to have.

    And, I don't think Rudy has anything to gain from the pictures, anyway. He literally relies on his good reputation to sell his apps.

    So, unless Snapchat launches a formal complaint against 6snap, don't expect Rudy's app get taken down.
    10-11-2014 12:16 PM
  8. Spectrum90's Avatar
    I agree with rodan01. I actually send an email to Snapchat demanding the removal of the third party apps in the Windows Phone store and BlackBerry World.
    A post in wmpoweruser.com suggested that these apps are "flying under the radar", that's not good. These apps are a risk no only for the people that use them, also for everyone sending snaps to them.

    Don't worry WP users, I'm sure an official SnapChat client will come to WP soon or next year with Windows 10.
    10-11-2014 01:34 PM

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