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WhatsApp delays privacy update over backlash about Facebook data sharing

WhatsApp delays privacy update over backlash about Facebook data sharing

Amidst a flux of users opting to leave the platform for alternatives, WhatsApp has delayed a privacy policy update that could mean broader data sharing with the messaging app’s owner Facebook. WhatsApp was set to start prompting users on Feb. 8 to accept the updated terms; however, that date has now been pushed back to May 15. Users fear the app would be sharing more data with Facebook.

Kathy
Kathy
Jay
Jay 3 months

Too late. When there are very viable alternatives, there is no need to stay and be force-fed what we find offensive. They are free to run their business as they wish. But they are not free from the consequences of those decisions!

Erich
Erich 3 months

Users are growing wiser to the ‘data sharing’ concept. And wiser still to understanding ‘opt out’ may not always block your data from being used in some other way. (dang, I probably just landed on another list.)

Neil
Neil 3 months

I've already ditched WhatsAp and I have stopped using Facebook. I haven't decided yet whether or not to close down my FB account altogether.

Andreas
Andreas 3 months

Use Threema, folks. It's Swiss.

Presited Biden【Official】
Presited Biden【Official】 3 months

use signal, folks

jon
jon 3 months

Bye bye, whatsapp. Won't miss ya.

hekainu
hekainu 3 months

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