May 09, 2014 1:10 AM GMT
Evan Spiegel, one of the founders of Snapchat, which has drawn considerable attention as investors and entrepreneurs size up the potential for new ways to exchange messages on a mobile phone.
NYT: What happens on the Internet stays on the Internet.
That truth was laid bare on Thursday, when Snapchat, the popular mobile messaging service, agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that messages sent through the company’s app did not disappear as easily as promised.
Snapchat has built its service on a pitch that has always seemed almost too good to be true: that people can send any photo or video to friends and have it vanish without a trace. That promise has appealed to millions of people, particularly younger Internet users seeking refuge from nosy parents, school administrators and potential employers.