Citizen Pulse on Whatsapp Privacy Policy

Looks like whatsapp has felt the heat already and has postponed the roll out of the privacy policy from February to May. There statement is below. Congratulations all who fought. But make sure u still migrate as planned.


Giving More Time For Our Recent Update; Whatsapp

We’ve heard from so many people how much confusion there is around our recent update. There's been a lot of misinformation causing concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and the facts.

WhatsApp was built on a simple idea: what you share with your friends and family stays between you. This means we will always protect your personal conversations with end-to-end encryption, so that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see these private messages. It’s why we don’t keep logs of who everyone’s messaging or calling. We also can’t see your shared location and we don’t share your contacts with Facebook.

With these updates, none of that is changing. Instead, the update includes new options people will have to message a business on WhatsApp, and provides further transparency about how we collect and use data. While not everyone shops with a business on WhatsApp today, we think that more people will choose to do so in the future and it’s important people are aware of these services. This update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook.

We’re now moving back the date on which people will be asked to review and accept the terms. No one will have their account suspended or deleted on February 8. We're also going to do a lot more to clear up the misinformation around how privacy and security works on WhatsApp. We’ll then go to people gradually to review the policy at their own pace before new business options are available on May 15.

WhatsApp helped bring end-to-end encryption to people across the world and we are committed to defending this security technology now and in the future. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us and to so many who have helped spread facts and stop rumors. We will continue to put everything we have into making WhatsApp the best way to communicate privately. more  

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Whatsapp is popular as it is free and without any restriction. Once restrictions are imposed, it may loose its popularity. more  
Nothing wrong in being commercial. Let us recall the years the messaging costs these apps, starting with whatsapp have saved. Recall, how messages during festivals, for example Diwali, would cost many time more! Whatsapp made this and more, for example, sending videos, location or documents instantly, free. Only perhaps there was the investment needed in buying a smartphone.
Whatsapp's user base suggests that this way as before would continue a little longer. Personal information going cyber may be seen benefit or otherwise. Everyone may choose for ourselves. more  
If the content is only social items and not financial related I dont see any problem. more  
Already migrated to Signal. Do not know how to get rid of Whatsup more  
Am attaching a document showing the details collected by WA, might be an eye opener for everyone who are serious in protecting their DATA, please check without fail more  
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