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WhatsApp's New Policy! And what are other alternatives?

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WhatsApp has announced to share it's data with Facebook recently, what are your thoughts on this? Why is WhatsApp doing this to it's loyal users, this is really sad!

Should I be concerned about my chat privacy? Or is it alright to continue with the same messenger and if not, what are some other good alternatives we have? I am deciding to switch on Signal anytime soon after Elon Musk's recent tweet.

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Even if the policy is really intrusive, they won't read your chats, because they are encrypted and it's illegal.

An alternative to WhatsApp is Telegram.

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1 hour ago, Vittorio said:

Even if the policy is really intrusive, they won't read your chats, because they are encrypted and it's illegal.

Because your chats aren't important. You are not a politician or a billionaire. Nobody really cares about your messages.

1 hour ago, Vittorio said:

An alternative to WhatsApp is Telegram.

Yep. Not only a good alternative, it has a lot of things that Whatsapp doesn't.


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You realize that your ISP can read all your chats and web history whenever they want??

People have this silly double-standard when it comes to Facebook.

Companies have had your data for decades now. This is nothing new. Your bank knows your entire purchase history. And the NSA has back-channel deals with all these companies to see your data.


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@Leo Gura Are people a little too obsessive about the privacy thing? I mean if you are living in a respectful liberal country,  and you are not doing anything shady you shouldn't be worried. 


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2 minutes ago, Eren Eeager said:

@Leo Gura Are people a little too obsessive about the privacy thing? I mean if you are living in a respectful liberal country,  and you are not doing anything shady you shouldn't be worried. 

Privacy rights are important to fight for. But this particular battle has been lost long ago at the business/consumer level. It needs to be waged at the federal level with privacy laws and regulations.


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Posted (edited)

2 hours ago, Eren Eeager said:

I mean if you are living in a respectful liberal country,  and you are not doing anything shady you shouldn't be worried.

Tbh this ain't nothing against big companies like FB, Google etc reading or accessing our Data and not against ISPs, it's good, I'm alright with that, but my real concern if there's any, is the fear that this data then being shared amongst small businesses and hampering my personal space with unnecessary calls and message notification to buy or sell something or to be involved in some sort of a business, other privacy concerns aside,  the whole point of this current WhatsApp thing is that, since it will share the data with FB, FB will then share the info with small businesses around, atleast this is what I'm hearing from various news sources,

I wouldn't even mind sharing my House Key with any of these Big Five tech giants(FAAMG) for one reason! I trust them tho, but this is screwing the shit outta my mind!! and pissing me off to throw this WhatsApp thing in trash can.

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7 hours ago, neutralempty said:

What for?

Policing criminals


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12 minutes ago, neutralempty said:

 NASA is policing?

NSA, not NASA.

Google what is NSA.


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16 minutes ago, datamonster said:

Wasn't WhatsApp part of Facebook all along?

No.

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7 minutes ago, Preety_India said:

Not at all. 

Not that I'm aware of. 

 

Facebook bought WhatsApp and Instagram.

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Posted (edited)

In a nutshell....

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What about payments data?

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Skewed Jargon, on one hand it seems everything is same on another, it seems they are trying to slip their hands more deeper into user's pants, anyway, it is whatever it is!

 

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Remember what Elon Musk said? "Nobody cares what porn you watch".

It's all good. Google and Facebook know everything about you there is to know. You've willingly sold all your information for free services and fancy toys


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Pavel Durov is the owner of telegram. he's a decent nice man who's tryin' to make a secure and encrypted platform for all of his users. so try it out with telegram. I can't say it's an alternative coz WhatsApp is a bullshit and the alternative for bushtit is bushtit ?


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2 hours ago, hamedsf said:

I can't say it's an alternative coz WhatsApp is a bullshit and the alternative for bushtit is bushtit 

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4 hours ago, Michael569 said:

Remember what Elon Musk said? "Nobody cares what porn you watch".

Ironically, people care very much what porn Elon Musk watches.

The strange loop is complete.


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