Snapchat Pics Are NOT Deleted, Bang With Friends IS Public: If It’s On The Internet It Isn’t Private!

lindsay_lohan_terry_richardson_terrysdiary_lips_red_lipstick_shhh_tattooFile this one under “Lying Liars Who Lie”. In the past week it’s come to light that two popular apps that encourage debauchery by issuing empty promises of discretion have built their mountain of BS on quicksand.

Snapchat is an app that encourages its users to “snap an ugly selfie… send it to a friend…”  and promises them that “the snap disappears.”. Well, it’s a novel idea but a blatant manipulation. Back in December Buzzfeed discovered that videos sent via Snapchat could actually be saved to the recipients computer, and now a 24 year old digital forensics examiner named Richard Kickman has been able to recover photos that were to have “disappeared” from Android devices. He’s still working on doing the same on an iPhone but no doubt he’ll get there. Also, common sense, people: any image can be screen grabbed.

Now let’s talk about Bang With Friends, “The anonymous, simple, fun way to find friends who are down for the night. Your friends will never know you’re interested unless they are too! Completely private & discreet until both friends are down to bang!”  First of all, “bang”…? Second of all, anonymous? Really? Then how is it that The Daily Dot has posted a convenient little link that will show you all of the anonymous horn dogs in your world. Here, see for yourself.

Of course, there are “explanations”. Well, uh, um, well, you see it’s like this. We um, well pictures aren’t deleted exactly. No. They’re just not mapped anymore and can be overwritten. And found by a 24 year old with time on his hands. And um, I mean, you really are anonymous. Unless you installed our app before January because like dolts we waited until Graph Search to change our settings to “Only Me”.

Here’s the bottom line: you simply cannot throw caution to the wind because an app says they are “private” and you are “anonymous”. If you post scandalous pictures online, you really need to be okay with it getting out there. Whether it’s because someone took a screenshot or hacked a server. If you want to “anonymously bang”, go to a Eyes Wide Shut party and pray to god no relatives are in attendance. Use your common sense! What happens on the internet STAYS on the internet. FOREVER! It’s a bell that can’t be unrung. Did you even read the TOS or Privacy Policy of either of these apps before deciding to stake your reputation on trusting it with your naked selfies and sexual intentions? Bang With Friends says:

Bang With Friends has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Lines like this mean that they can change their policy to “BURN! Here’s everything you’ve posted, now public on our blog! Har Har Har” and there is nothing you can do about it.

Snapchat at least warns their users:

Please be mindful of your own privacy needs as you choose who to connect with and what to share. We cannot control the privacy or security of information you choose to share with others. If you share information about others, we suggest you get consent from them.

Keep your privates PRIVATE, people. Push the LEARN button.

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