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Facebook's Confusing Stance On WhatsApp Privacy Policy Drives Users To Rival Signal


Sometimes it is not what you say, or even how you say something. Rather, it is what you do not say that can speak the loudest, or be of the biggest concern. And so it goes with Facebook's recently updated privacy policy for WhatsApp, a cross platform messaging service that became massively popular because of its focus on privacy.

Facebook seems to have shot itself in the foot, however, when last week it announced a revised policy that will effectively force users to accept Facebook data collection through the app. The policy goes into effect next month (February 8), and as you might imagine, not everyone is happy about the changes. Quite the opposite.

This prompted Facebook to post a WhatsApp FAQ related to the updated privacy policy. In it, the company reiterates that WhatsApp cannot see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook. Likewise ...


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