Youâ€™ve probably noticed a bit of commotion around WhatsApp lately. Since Facebook now owns the messaging service, so thereâ€™s always been some concerns over the appâ€™s privacy, and some of those fears came back to light after an updated terms of service last week.
The updated terms means WhatsApp users would consent to their data being shared across Facebook companies. And while thatâ€™s not great news, maybe itâ€™s not as bad as the initial reaction.
WhatsApp canâ€™t read your messages
They wonâ€™t be looking at your messages, nor does WhatsApp have the ability to. Messages are sent with end-to-end encryption, so nobody in the middle could snoop anyway. WhatsApp has reiterated this point, and mentions that users who have opted out of Facebook data sharing will still have their preferences respected.
Facebook isnâ€™t great, and I donâ€™t think anyoneâ€™s going to argue otherwise, but this particularly rumor caught fire and didnâ€™t have much substance behind it.
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