Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users
Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.
NEW: Multiple Snap employees have abused their privileged data access to spy on users. Motherboard has also learned of an internal tool called "SnapLion" that can be used to look up information about users
New: sources say multiple Snapchat employees abused their access to user data. Four former employees, a current employee, and a cache of emails obtained by Motherboard also describe 'SnapLion', Snap's previously unreported tool for accessing user data
Snapchat employees have abused internal tools to access user data including phone numbers, Snaps, location info, & more. A reminder there are real people behind apps you use, & unless they never store data (like DuckDuckGo), those people may access it.
SCOOP ALERT: Snapchat employees abused their access to data to spy on users. via
Behind the products we use everyday there are people with access to highly sensitive customer data. Without proper protections in place, those people may abuse it to spy on users' private information or profiles.
Dr. Roy Schestowitz (罗伊)
"Motherboard granted multiple sources in this story anonymity to speak candidly about internal Snap processes"
Richard Heart STFB
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Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users - VICE
’s internal tool SnapLion used to gather information on users for the government + Snapchat employees abused data access to privately spy on users #MyDataMyLife
Neeraj K. Agrawal
“The tool was originally used to gather information on users in response to valid law enforcement requests, such as a court order or subpoena”