WhatsApp to start sharing user information with Facebook

It was bound to happen as some point after all, Facebook didn't spend ($19 billion) all that money to acquire WhatsApp because it was the morally right thing to do. As of today WhatsApp would update its Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions to reflect that it would be coordinating more and more with Facebook.

 Under the new T&C, WhatsApp would be sharing your phone number with Facebook, which isn't a big deal if you've any Facebook apps on your phone (Pssss..they have them and all your contacts). This would allow Facebook to offer you better Friend suggestions, better targeted ads and track how you use their services. 

However users also have an option to Opt out, this can be done from the T&C screen which would be rolling out soon and your personal messages won't be shared with Facebook and wouldstay encrypted.


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