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Why was there a ruckus about WhatsApp’s new privacy policy?

Day by day, people are moving towards modernity. In today’s time, mobile has integrated the world into one device. With this, WhatsApp, launched in 2009, has made its place somewhere in all mobiles. In today’s time, more than 200 million people worldwide use WhatsApp, but on January 8, 2021, WhatsApp has come up with its new privacy policy, which has created a ruckus all over the world.

The cyber expert says that in today’s time, people have more concern about privacy, which is a very good thing. If you look at the new privacy updates on WhatsApp, personal chat is still secure today. End to end encrypted, as well as your group chat is also end to end encrypted. WhatsApp is taking people’s location but not sharing it.

At the same time, the contact is also taking the detail, but it is not sharing it with anyone, because if he does not take the contract, how will he identify who is the friend of the person concerned and who is not.

WhatsApp Monopoly

WhatsApp is taking some basic data from the customer, which is the concern of all people today. The major difference that has come in is that whenever you download an application, you get the option whether to select it or not. The application could have been used without any addition, but now the security updates whatsApp has brought have been made clear that if they don’t implement their policy, they won’t be able to use WhatsApp on their mobiles after February 8.

WhatsApp’s monopoly is showing that they are force people to accept their terms to stay in that application. If any application is being forced, it is forced somewhere and people have to be aware of it.

Data to be used for business purpose

Cyber experts point out that whether sending messages to WhatsApp, whether on Facebook, whether it’s sent on Instagram, all three have been connected so that it can be used for marketing purpose. So updates have been brought so that their business goes ahead and they make money. Because WhatsApp is still free, a new policy has been introduced.

If all these things are used as a business about the payment feature, the location, or whatever we talk about, it can be a big threat to our banking directly.

Data to be used for advertising

When whatsApp has access to your data, it will be able to provide other companies with user profiling. Ads will be defined based on this. WhatsApp will be aware of people’s express behaviour, i.e. how to go to restaurants, how and what range of brands they spend money on, etc.

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