Police Investigating Nursing Home Worker's Inappropriate Snapchat Pictures of Resident

Police are investigating a nursing home employee accused of taking an inappropriate picture of a resident and posting it on the social media site, Snapchat.

Snapchat is a smartphone application that takes a picture that can be sent to a recipient or multiple recipients who can view it for 10 seconds and then it "disappears." It is a highly popular fad with teenagers. Some warn that privacy is not guaranteed.

"Honestly, it's digital data, it's not going to disappear; it's somewhere on your phone," says an IT and Social Media expertl. "If you get any kind of security guy to hook it up to software, you're going to find those hidden folders."

In addition, the recipient of the Snapchat can take a screen shot of the picture before it disappears. The nursing home had not comment. For more, read the story.

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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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