WhatsApp data sharing with Facebook: Opting out of new terms doesn’t actually stop Facebook taking information

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  • Opting out of WhatsApp ‘s controversial new terms doesn’t actually stop it sharing information with Facebook.

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Opting out of WhatsApp’s controversial new terms doesn’t actually stop it sharing information with Facebook. The company provoked outrage this week when it announced that it was changing its terms to allow it to share user data with parent company Facebook. The announcement was doubly controversial since both WhatsApp and Facebook committed to keeping user information separate when the messaging app was bought.


WhatsApp data sharing with Facebook: Opting out of new terms doesn’t actually stop Facebook taking information