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Snapchat Employees Caught Spying on Users By Abusing Data Access Tools

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Several departments inside social media giant Snap have dedicated tools for accessing user data, and multiple employees have abused their privileged access to spy on Snapchat users.

Sources described internal tools that allowed Snap employees at the time to access user data, including in some cases location information, their own saved Snaps and personal information such as phone numbers and email addresses.

One of the internal tools that can access user data is called SnapLion, a tool originally used to gather information on users in response to valid law enforcement requests, such as a court order or subpoena.

Curated from Vice

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