One of the most popular application’s promise of anonymity while sharing secrets via its app rings less true today than it did last week about the app’s questionable tracking and use of user data. Among the revelations the messenger tracks the location of users who have opted out of geolocation services and has shared user data with the FBI.
A number of unsavory things about how the company collects, tracks and shares user was datadiscovered. One of the most popular apps has created an in-house mapping tool that enables its employees to filter and search GPS data to location posters. The technology, for example, enables the company to monitor all the geolocated messages sent from the Pentagon.Read more