Snapchat To Beef Up Security

Snapchat To Beef Up Security

The mobile messaging app Snapchat today announced a number of initiatives that is intended to ensure the user security.

After the last October's mishap, Snapchat is trying to improve their security score to stand as a reliable company. Now, the company released its first ever transparency report, showing how much data it gives up to governments. Company also launched its bug bounty programme that rewards experts for informing security vulnerabilities.

In addition, the company also blocked third party apps from accessing the message data to protect its users from an online disaster, like the one happened last October. 

‎Tim Sehn, Snapchat's VP of Engineering said, "We never wanted third-party apps on our platform. We have created a product where it is more critically important than ever before that we control the end user experience. We’ve made commitments to our users."

"We actually consider it a competitive advantage that we care that much about users' privacy and security. We care enough to delete their data. That is something that most companies don't do because that data is valuable, Sehn told Steven Levy at Backchannel.

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