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Whatsapp is going to share their phone numbers with Facebook

Whatsapp is going to share their phone numbers with Facebook

by seo_worker » 2016-08-27 20:25:51



Company Facebook acquired messenger WhatsApp a little over two years ago for $ 19 billion. Then the head of the company, Jan koum, promised that "nothing will change", referring to the privacy policy and the way messenger handles data users. But times are changing. August 25, 2016 in an official blog post WhatsApp message, according to which privacy policy will change for the first time in four years. Now the developers want to explore ways that will help you in communicating with the interested organizations without third-party advertising banners and spam."

Qoute:"As announced in the beginning of this year, we want to explore ways that will help you in communicating with the interested organizations without third-party advertising banners and spam. For example, notice from your Bank about potentially fraudulent transaction or an alert from an airline about flight delays. Many of us get this information from other sources, including from text messages and phone calls. We want to test these features over the next few months, but first we need to update our terms and privacy policy," write the developers.

Changes to this privacy policy will help to link your Facebook and WhatsApp, which, of course, will enable the social network to gather more data about users and show them in the social network more targeted ads. Also messenger will start to push its users to ensure that they have shared with Facebook some details about yourself voluntarily, including phone numbers.

"Further cooperation with Facebook will help us to more effectively learn the basic metrics on how often people use our services, and to understand how best to deal with spam in WhatsApp. In case your room with the systems of Facebook, Facebook can offer more accurate advice of friends and related ads. For example, you may see an ad from a company that you are interested and not from companies you've never heard," reads the blog post.

Qoute:"This means that, for example, although some information will be transferred to Facebook (phone number), this information will not be visible to other people on Facebook", — says the developers in the FAQ.

Realizing that such innovations can cause a wide resonance, the WhatsApp team was quick to reassure users, saying: "all your encrypted messages stay private and nobody can read them. Neither WhatsApp nor Facebook, nor anyone else. We are not going anywhere and anyone to post share your WhatsApp number, including on Facebook. We will continue to continue to adhere to our policy not to sell, not share and not pass your phone number to advertisers".

To completely refuse to participate in this venture users can't, Facebook would in any case to obtain some data in some cases. However, some options do exist.

When WhatsApp will prompt you to accept the new privacy policy will need to click not on the button "Agree" (Agree), and the link in the text. Opens the full text of the agreement. Below you will find a checkbox responsible for providing the Facebook data, check which are installed by default. Remove the tick and only then make new rules. See the illustration below.



If the user has already accepted the new agreement without reading it, and already shares your data with social network output too. Within 30 days, the user has the opportunity to "change your mind". To do this, go to Settings > Account > Share my account info in the WhatsApp app and also to remove the appropriate checkbox.
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