Whatsapp’s new privacy updates push users to use signal private apps, Telegram etc. One tweet from Elon musk is all it takes to make a messaging app trending in our country. Signal Private Messenger app by Signal Foundation has started trending in India at No. 10 positions In just one day of his Tweet. We all know the reason for WhatsApp’s latest privacy update and it’s affiliation with Facebook. Elon Musk Tweets on Twitter and says, “Use Signal”. Also many users started using new alternatives of whatsapp such as viber, wire, Kik, etc.
Whatsapp’s new privacy means, “Your privacy is impacted. Whatsapp holds some data about you so does Facebook. Those data are in different silos. If the silos talk to each other, the company knows more. For example, it may learn that a given phone number ( used for WhatsApp ) is associated with the FB account (which may have a different name and/or different number associated). From February 8, will also be able to the accurate location data if you give WhatsApp permission to use this. FB can compare your contacts on Whatsapp, the interactions, and the WhatsApp groups you belong to, and compare those to FB contacts and FB activity. Plus, if you use WhatsApp transactions services, FB may be able to associate bank account, or card details that Whatsapp would pick up. ”
If you don’t agree with the new policy, then you’re no longer a user of Whatsapp. So, for your privacy, you have a second alternative too, use secure applications, those I mentioned above. But one minor issue is a network (connections).
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