If you read the fine print carefully, Snapchat notes that “some services” offer users tools to control who can see users’ images.
Just FYI, Snapchat now sees what sites you visited before you use the app and what time of day. pic.twitter.com/c77QirN4rk
— Sam Sheffer (@samsheffer) October 30, 2015
The log information Snapchat says it collects, including “pages you visited before navigating to our services” refers to its own website, not your normal web browsing behavior elsewhere. The Snapchat app isn’t seeing what website you visited in Safari on your iPhone before you open Snapchat.
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See Also: Snapchat Settles FTC Charges That Promises of Disappearing Messages Were False (via FTC.gov; May 8, 2014)
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.