Snapchat opens their policy by stating the three areas of information they collect, first the “information you choose to give us”, second the “information we get when you use our services”, and lastly the “information we get from third parties”. I’ll start with summarizing how they define the information which users “give” to them. Snapchat saves all information about your usage on the app including who you talk to, how much you talk to them, and saves all snaps that you choose to save or screenshot. They also have the ability to save every picture you choose to send as well as every message you send. In terms of information Snapchat receives when you use the app, they have access to your entire camera roll, what ads you watch, as well as your location at all times. The final piece of their information gathering is the information they gather from third parties, this includes any types of plug ins you may have added to the app as well as advertising information. This part reminded me a lot of recent class discussions in which we discusses the ethics and methods behind data’s connection to advertising methods. Just stating that collect data to better suit our ad needs is a pretty significant invasion of personal information. The policy then goes into how they use the data, how long they keep the data, and what data is shared with third parties. The main theme of how they describe their use of the data is to make the app experience better. While I believe this, it’s always possible for one bad party to use the data in negative ways. While some of this information is new to me, it seems to connect perfectly to what we’ve been reading and discussing in class, such as the articles on how much power data gives third parties.