ICYMI: New WhatsApp Privacy Policy Shares User Data with Facebook
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If you’ve been receiving pop-up messages from WhatsApp regarding a new Privacy Policy, you have until 8 February to accept the new terms and conditions before you are officially denied access to your chats.

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This is the latest announcement made by the American message communication app owned by even bigger social media application, Facebook. In adding to this, as part of accepting the new conditions, WhatsApp users will automatically agree to allow the messaging app permission to collect as well as share user data to Facebook.

In a recent update release made by WhatsApp, the company goes on to explain that it will collect user information including:

“This includes information about your activity (including how you use our Services, your Services settings, how you interact with others using our Services (including when you interact with a business), and the time, frequency, and duration of your activities and interaction), log files, and diagnostic, crash, website, and performance logs and reports.”

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Additionally, according to WhatsApp, the data also to be collected from users consists of:

“This also includes information about when you registered to use our Services; the features you use like our messaging, calling, Status, groups (including group name, group picture, group description), payments or business features; profile photo, ‘about’ information; whether you are online when you last used our Services (your ‘last seen’); and when you last updated your ‘about’ information.”






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