Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel On Email Hacks: “Our Work Has Been Violated And Exposed”

Colleen Taylor reports:

Snapchat co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel today released a powerful statement about privacy, a day after the latest batch of emails released in the massive Sony Pictures hack exposed a number of Snapchat’s company secrets.

On Tuesday afternoon, the hacker group that calls itself the “Guardians of Peace” released the contents of the email inbox of Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton as part of its ongoing protest of an upcoming Sony Pictures movie called The Interview. Since Lynton serves on Snapchat’s board of directors, his inbox included a good deal of candid conversations with Evan Spiegel and others about Snapchat’s corporate strategy, including financial details, hiring plans, M&A deals, possible partnerships, and upcoming products. For better or worse, many publications in the tech blogosphere (including this one) had a field day with the exposed information.

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