According to the new information section on the security and privacy of WhatsApp, the update does not affect the privacy of messages in any way possible (Image: REUTERS / Dado Ruvi)
when The WhatsApp All its users sent a warning about New terms and conditions Which will go into effect on February 8th, a lot of information has begun on this topic, she noted Basically the app will display consumer data.
The platform noticed that there would be Three major changes In their bases, which they say will be in:
– WhatsApp service and how We handle your data“.
– “How companies can use services hosted on Facebook Store and manage your chats By WhatsApp “.
– “How can we We partner with Facebook To provide integrations into Facebook’s corporate products. “
Then, they began to speculate about the processing of information that the messaging service might obtain from its users, because when reviewing policies in depth, that was read from now on WhatsApp will share the data with the Facebook companies, Assuming service improvement.WhatsApp does not keep logs of who sends messages or contacts it (Image: Cuartoscuro)
This situation alerted netizens who immediately assumed they would now be censored and practically spied on by Facebook, but Facebook itself WhatsApp appeared to clarify the situation, In this way, we leave the myths and facts that have appeared on this topic.
Facebook, including your companies, can read people’s WhatsApp conversations
That WhatsApp and Facebook can see the specific location of their users
The two Mark Zuckerberg companies can spy on third-party conversations
– To be able to access the users’ contacts
However, although some of the above points are similar to what will actually happen with a platform update, Basic user data will remain private.WhatsApp cannot see or share your location; And Facebook cannot (Image: Europa Press / Archive)
The following points are what Yes, it will happen when the new terms and conditions start. Although they would share more information with Facebook, it wouldn’t be as catastrophic as some internet users have predicted.
– WhatsApp cannot see your private messages or hear your calls; Neither does Facebook
– WhatsApp cannot see or share your location; Facebook cannot
– WhatsApp groups keep private
– WhatsApp does not share your contacts with Facebook
– WhatsApp does not keep logs of everyone texting or calling
Users can download their personal data
– Users can schedule their messages to be deleted automatically
The points above were made clear by WhatsApp on January 11 on their official Twitter account.WhatsApp cannot see your private messages or hear your calls; Nor Facebook (Photo: Jason Alden / Bloomberg)
“We want to address some of the rumors and be 100% clear, we continue Protect your private messages with end-to-end encryptionThe company said.
According to the new media section on security and privacy, the update does not affect the privacy of messages in any way possible. Instead, this renewal includes changes to the company’s messaging on WhatsApp, which is optional and provides greater transparency around data collection and use.
In this sense, it indicates that anything that Internet users share remains only between them, because personal messages are protected by end-to-end encryption and only speaking users can see chat information.
Although the information that WhatsApp will collect from now on will be greater, the platform guarantees that it will not put its users at risk.. However, netizens should be aware that their data will indeed be used for supposed improvements to the service, as well as to receive advertising messages appropriate to their tastes, and although they are not spied on as such, their conversations and (not accurate) locations will continue to be collected.
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WhatsApp cannot see your private messages, listen to your calls, or share contacts with Facebook