Facebook is for all: Zuckerberg takes a jab at Snapchat

Posted April 19, 2017

Snap Inc, the maker of the application Snapchat has been grabbing headlines as remarks allegedly made by the company's CEO, Evan Spiegel has hurt sentiments of increasingly sensitive Indians.

Pompliano worked at Snapchat for three weeks and filed his lawsuit in January.

Shares of Snapchat owner Snap fell by 1.5 % on Monday in the wake of the alleged comments.

The hackers claimed they discovered a vulnerability in a Snapchat database and gained user data from it, but Snap has denied any hack took place.

"Obviously Snapchat is for everyone!" a spokesman told Newsbeat. Here, Spiegel was quoted saying that the app was meant "only for rich people" and that he didn't "want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain". "It's available worldwide to download for free", a spokesperson for Snapchat said in a statement to CNN. Fernandes has created a unique app that has Evan Spiegel's picture on the screen and once the user touches the screen, there comes a tight slap in the CEO face.

The case in question is a lawsuit made by a former employee, Anthony Pompliaono who left the company in 2015.

The users started uninstalling the app as soon as the statement made public to show their protest.

India has one of the highest number of mobile Internet users in the world and it is projected to cross the 300 million mark by 2017, said report by Internet and Mobile Association of India.

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