Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel has said he is “devastated” and “angry” that plans for his messaging app were leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack.
Details of future ideas and strategy were outlined by Mr Spiegel in emails to Michael Lynton, a Sony executive who sits on Snapchat’s board.
Also included were details, including financial data, on previously unpublicised acquisitions.
“I felt like I was going to cry all morning,” Mr Spiegel said in a memo.
“I went on a walk and thought through a couple things.”
Mr Spiegel later shared on Twitter the emotional note he sent to Snapchat’s employees, entitled Keeping Secrets.
“I’ve been feeling a lot of things since our business plans were made public last night,” he wrote.
“Definitely angry. Definitely devastated.