Snap Chat's Mapping Feature may Cause Privacy Concerns says Placerville Police Department

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 12, 2017 / comments

[Placerville Police Department]

Dear Community, Check out this Info Bulletin regarding the popular App "Snap Chat" and their new mapping feature.

"The popular app Snapchat released a new feature this week called Snap Map. The app now has the ability to broadcast the user's exact Location to any on their friends The user's location is not only updated when a snap is shared. but location is also updated every time that the app is opened on the users phone. 

"Users may set their location preferences by choosing to share their location with 'My Friends;' Select Friends; or 'only Me Ghost.'

"Please be aware of the location preferences you choose and the associations you make on social media."


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