There’s plenty to be angry about in this world, but few things are as successful at inciting mass panic than changes to terms and conditions.
In the press, much was made of the vague and sweeping clauses contained in Snapchat’s new terms and conditions.
However, the company claims it isn’t actually working on a nefarious plot that involves you and your selfies.
It continues: “But the important point is that Snapchat is not – and never has been – stockpiling your private Snaps or Chats.”
Much of the furore surrounded Snapchat’s broad remit to re-use content created by its users.
However, the company says it needs the license to include Snaps submitted to ‘Live Stories’, for instance.
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According to the company, the first reason was so that the terms would “read the way people actually talk”,
The second reason was to include reference to in-app purchases, as a result of Snapchat now offering paid-for Snap ‘Replays’.
And the third reason was to clarify what information – like your name – will be visible to other people on Snapchat.
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