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Students Keep On Using Snapchat Despite The Snappening

Despite all warnings, it seems impossible to get college kids to stop using Snapchat. A firm that delivers services only to users with email addresses ending on .edu called Sumpto, has recently released a report announcing that over 100 000 private images got stolen from a third-party Snapchat service. The fact that the pictures were then posted online seems not to bother any of the college circles.

Mashable has interviewed about 1 800 undergraduate US students, only to figure out that none of them is at least a bit concerned about what happened. On the contrary, the participants in the survey apparently will keep on using Snapchat without any concern.

75% of the ones interviewed said that the incident will not make them switch to another image service or change the way they are using Snapchat now. 58% of the participants share that they trust Snapchat. The good news – 42% of the students say they do not trust the service. And this is considered positive since Snapchat has earned the worst rating in EFF’s annual Who Has Your Back report.

  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world.
  • The Who Has Your Back report shows what online service providers are going to protect users from groundless trademark and copyright complaints.

Another useful piece of information from the survey – 74% of the participants have communicated with their families through Facebook, whereas only 18% have used Snapchat for the same purpose.


Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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