PRIVACY: WhatsApp privacy controversy causes ‘largest digital migration in human history.’

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The Facebook-owned app send a notification to all of its 2 billion users forcing them to accept its privacy policy before 8 February, or else lose access to their account.

WhatsApp’s new Terms of Service includes a data-sharing agreement with Facebook, which prompted widespread condemnation from digital rights and privacy advocates.

The new policy does not effect users in the UK and Europe but it has once again raised concerns about the relationship between the world’s most popular messaging app and Facebook.

People across social media, including Elon Musk and Edward Snowden, encouraged WhatsApp users to switch to more privacy-focused alternatives, such as Signal and Telegram.

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/whatsapp-privacy-telegram-world-leaders-b1787218.html

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