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WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

WhatsApp gets cozy with Facebook, updated privacy policy means data sharing, new features
By: Sean Ridgeley | Privacy & Rights News | Posted: Aug 25, 2016 6:04 pm

WhatsApp gets cozier with parent company Facebook today as it updates its privacy policy as part of a long-term plan. At some point in the months ahead, the company will begin sharing its user data with the social media giant for monetization and feature purposes. If you'd like to (mostly) opt out, follow these instructions.




Feature-wise, agreeing to the new terms will mean notifications from other services you use, like your bank when a fraudulent transaction comes up, or your airline when a flight is delayed. It also means better friend suggestions and more relevant advertising.

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