"“There’s a huge disconnect between what we mean when we say anonymity in the colloquial sense and what it means in a technical sense,” said Ms. Boyd, who wrote “It’s Complicated,” a book about technology habits and use.Off the Record in a Chat App? Don’t Be Sure - NYTimes.com
And even Evan Spiegel, one of Snapchat’s founders, seemed to acknowledge as much in an interview.
“Nothing ever goes away on the Internet,” he said."
Friday, May 09, 2014
Off the Record in a Chat App? Don’t Be Sure - NYTimes.com
Also see Will a Government Settlement Improve Snapchat’s Privacy? Don’t Count on It