While it is acknowledged that Facebook uses and sells a large amount of its users’ data, WhatsApp is known for improving the security of its encrypted message and its confidentiality when it comes to personal data. But from February 8, 2014, the app, which is owned by Facebook, will start sharing additional data with its parent company and its affiliates, such as Messenger and Instagram.
The application will also be exchanged with its parent company “Information about services, Information about how you interact with others, Including businesses when using our services and information on your mobile device“, As we can read WhatsApp question / answer page.
Messaging may be well encrypted, but this personal data – which may seem less personal than the content of your messages – is actually for advertisers, especially Target advertising.
No additional selection from February 8th
To date, WhatsApp users have had the choice of whether or not to share this data on Facebook. It will soon become mandatory in all countries.
In its announcement, WhatsApp states that opposing users will always have the option to delete their entire account.
The giant Facebook once again shows that it is not close to limiting the collection of personal data in its various applications, even if it loses a few users.