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Confusion over WhatsApp's new T&Cs triggers privacy warning from Italy

12 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Confusion over an update to Facebook-owned chat platform WhatsApp's terms and conditions has triggered an intervention by Italy's data protection agency.
The Italian GPDP said today it has contacted the European Data Protection Board to raise concerns about a lack of clear information over what's changing under the incoming T&Cs.
In recent weeks WhatsApp has been alerting users they must accept new T&Cs in order to keep using the service after February 8.
A similar alert over updated terms has also triggered concerns in India - where a petition was filed today in the Delhi High Court...
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Apple's new privacy labels show how data hungry Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are

Apple's new privacy labels show how data hungry Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are

12 days ago   |   By Privacy Online

The rollout of privacy labels in all apps available in the iOS app store has revealed the massive amount of information that Facebook collects through Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. This revelation has seemingly burst the bubble around WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, and started an exodus to end-to-end encrypted messaging apps that have a better track record and reputation on privacy. Apple first announced the privacy labels late in 2020, and now that their much anticipated roll out has occurred, we're seeing the needle move on privacy awareness for the mainstream right before our...
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