In the face of such a debacle that drags the image and jeopardizes its reputation, the instant communications platform has been held by Facebook and is now trying to calm public opinion. It does so with a new reaffirmation of user privacy, but it may be too late.
WhatsApp went into “panic” mode and tries to calm the public down
Above we have the infographic shared by WhatsApp with some buzzwords and guarantees for the user. To know:
- WhatsApp cannot see private messages or listen to conversations, nor Facebook
- WhatsApp does not keep records of who makes calls, or messages sent.
- WhatsApp does not share the user’s contacts with Facebook
- The user can make the messages disappear after a certain time
- The user can download the sum of his personal information and data
- WhatsApp groups remain private
- WhatsApp does not have access to the user’s shared location, nor does Facebook.
WhatsApp’s various clarifications and guarantees to users
Through a series of publications on the social network Twitter, WhatsApp tries to assure users that their privacy is guaranteed. It does this by reinforcing the role of end-to-end encryption and stressing “does not share data with Facebook“. So the verse tweet published next and that goes against some of the terms published by the company itself.
The company says it is committed to clarifying several rumors and guarantees 100% the privacy of messages sent by users on WhatsApp. Something you did on the international page of the most frequently asked questions, the FAQ’s.
That is, it occurs throughout the service, not just in instances where a user interacts with a company through WhatsApp. It is possible to determine the type of information that is shared with companies in the Facebook group through the service’s FAQ.
Pay attention to the mention of the iInteraction with Companies. It is just one of the scenarios in which data collection is done. So far from being just where usage data is collected. Now, the contradiction with the new statements is confirmed here.
WhatsApp’s dubious statements regarding data sharing with Facebook
Something that several users have also been able to point out. A gap between the total of what is applied, compared to the percentage of what is said.
Given such data collection and processing, privacy becomes a term thrown at random.
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