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WhatsApp disclosed that it will delay its new privacy policy

 WhatsApp disclosed that it will delay its new privacy policy

WhatsApp disclosed that it will delay its new privacy policy

WhatsApp New policy update 2021

WhatsApp policy update may 2021 , from February 8 to May 15, after covering a lot of backlash. The reaction was so strong that millions of new users signed up for substitute such as Telegram and Signal — around 25 million new users signed up for Telegram in just three days, and Signal became the number one app in its category in many parts of the world, bringing on so many people that it couldn’t keep up with the demand, and took nearly two days to steadfastness a major outage that started on Friday.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp launched its new privacy policy with the goal to address how people will talk to businesses. The data confident would only relate to business chats, WhatsApp clarified, released an FAQ page on its site to accentuate that it doesn’t read private messages.

WhatsApp disclosed that it will delay its new privacy policy

“WhatsApp was built on a simple idea: what you share with your friends and family stays betwixt you. This means we will always protect your secret conversations with end-to-end encryption, so that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see these private messages. It’s why we don’t keep logs of who everyone’s messaging or calling. We also can’t see your shared location and we don’t share your contacts with Facebook,” it said in a blog post, and added. This update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook.

This, coupled with Signal’s issues which be steadfast more than a day before being fully resolved, might have people thinking that they can go back to WhatsApp — it remains a very decisive service, and the company showed that it’ll listen to the users, right?

The fact is that WhatsApp already contribution a lot of information with Facebook. When it said that the update doesn’t expand the capability to share data with Facebook, that’s because it has been able to share your data for years now.

WhatsApp disclosed that it will delay its new privacy policy
WhatsApp disclosed that it will delay its new privacy policy

 

That doesn’t mean that there wasn’t a lot of evasion flowing over the last one week. If you’re the kind of person who was already on Signal, then you’ve doubtless been asked several times a day about whether people should switch app. And you’ve also no doubt been asked, “is WhatsApp reading my groups and messages?” And the simple answer is no, your messages aren’t being read (unless you’re the target of something like the Pegasus hack, or someone has connection to your phone, or has connection to your backups on the cloud… there will always be some exceptions). WhatsApp uses the same end-to-end encryption that Signal does, and unlike Telegram, WhatsApp turns E2E on by default in all chats, whereas you have to initiate a secret chat in Telegram.

But a lot of the other factors that people got quite worried about, have always been the case. An image that leave viral shows the App Store privacy labels that tell you what knowledge an app is collecting. While Signal collects no data linked to you, WhatsApp is looking at your purchases, financial information, location, contact information, contacts, content, identifiers, usage data, and diagnostics.

Gourav Greek

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