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Snapchat’s Non-Vanishing Message: You Can Trust Us

A rare interview with Snapchat tech executives about a transparency report, a bug bounty program, a third-party app ban…and apologies

How a Snap Works: Snapchat has plugged holes and blocked third parties from creating apps that archive Snaps, but makes it clear that there’s no way to assure that a Snap can’t be copied without the sender’s knowledge. (If Snapchat detects that the recipient takes a screen shot, it will alert the sender. But senders can always capture the image with another phone.)
Jad Boutros, Tim Sehn and Micah Schaffer, at Snapchat’s Venice, CA, headquarters
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Steven Levy

Writing for Wired, Used to edit Backchannel here. Just wrote Facebook: The Inside Story.