WhatsApp will force its users to share their data with Facebook
Some people have already received a notification informing them of this change, which might go unnoticed at first. The application, acquired by Facebook in 2014, indeed presents these new conditions as more advantageous in terms of security and integrity.
Uh, how's that after February 8 we won't have a choice ?! .... #WhatsApp pic.twitter.com/BTrQi8NSFZ- 🦋 (@FlawlessSelala_) January 7, 2021
Profile pictures, contacts, and IP address
Sharing data with Facebook, Instagram or Messenger would thus allow WhatsApp to “operate, provide, improve, understand, personalize, support and market [its] services and their offers”. Except that the messaging system will soon be able to transmit a significant amount of information about its users by not leaving them the choice to refuse.
Your phone number, your name, your profile picture, your status, your contacts, your transaction data, or even your IP address may thus be communicated to the social network and its subsidiaries. Until now, WhatsApp left the choice to its users to refuse such sharing of personal data.
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