In 2014, photo sharing service Snapchat ran afoul of hackers after the company claimed it had no knowledge of any security vulnerabilities. To prove that such loopholes existed, attackers lifted the usernames and phone numbers of 4.6 million Snapchat users and made them available on a public website. Although the site was immediately taken down and Snapchat claims to have updated security measures accordingly, the incident raises several important questions about social media privacy — if companies drop the ball, how do families protect themselves?
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