1.7M Snapchat user details allegedly posted in India

  • 1.7M Snapchat user details allegedly posted in India

1.7M Snapchat user details allegedly posted in India

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Pompliano was sacked in 2015 after only three weeks at the company.

It's subtle, but Zuckerberg is very likely alluding to Snapchat's reputation as an app for the affluent, especially in the wake of the India scandal.

The statement emerged last week when documents were made public from a lawsuit by Pompliano against Snap, Snapchat's parent company.

Snapchat had refuted the reported claims of a former employee who alleged that its CEO Evan Spiegel made negative comments about the Indian market, saying the multimedia mobile app is for everyone and the company is "grateful" to its Indian users.

The most recent hackers claim to have hacked the Snapchat app past year, but it appears they only leaked the data onto the dark web in response to Spiegel's comments.

Spiegel's alleged comments about India, which Snap has called "ridiculous", came from a recently unredacted court complaint by Anthony Pompliano, who served as the company's growth lead for a few weeks in 2015 before being fired.

Given the fact that "Snap Chat" and "Snap deal" share the common word "snap" in their titles, some of the Indian netizens who've made a decision to boycott photo-sharing app "Snap Chat" are uninstalling the e-commerce app out of confusion.

Responding to the outrage that has followed in India, Snap's spokesperson shared with media, "Obviously, Snapchat is for everyone!"

It was even rumored that Indian hackers retaliated by leaking 1.7 million Snapchat users' data on the "dark web", but these reports have not been verified.

Pompliano's lawsuit accuses executives of exaggerating user data to mislead advertisers.