Snap Map safety implications

The Snap Map update to Snapchat shows publicly posted images on a searchable map and lets people search for places such as schools and see videos and pictures posted by children inside. 

It also lets people locate their “friends” on a map that is accurate enough to determine where people live. There are concerns that the app could be used for stalking or working out exactly where somebody lives. Snap, the company behind Snapchat, says that the location sharing is an opt-in feature.

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