In April 2017, a false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Confide (an operator of a messaging app). According to the complaint, the company represents that the app allows users to “[c]ommunicate digitally with the same level of privacy and security as the spoken word” and “without fear of the [i]nternet’s permanent, digital record and with no copies left behind” when the app cannot deliver the promised results. (Auman et al v. Confide, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-2848, S. D. NY.)

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