Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Snapchat's new Snap Map feature raises privacy concerns; ABC News, June 26, 2017

ABC News; Snapchat's new Snap Map feature raises privacy concerns

"A new update to the popular social networking app Snapchat that allows certain users of the app to track down your exact location is raising privacy concerns for parents and child safety advocates.

The new Snapchat feature, called "Snap Map," lets you decide whether or not to share your location with your friends in the app, or stay in "ghost mode," the app's default setting. If you decide to share your location, then an emoji representing you will appear to pinpoint your exact location on a map to your friends within the Snapchat app. The emoji marking where someone is on the map will "only update when you open Snapchat," the tech company explained in a blog post."

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