Accepting WhatsApp privacy policy change will be optional - report

Pineapple Smurf

Pineapple Beer Connoisseur
Joined
Aug 2, 2016
Messages
38,508
I always accept
Nothing to hide here on my phone
I do not do dick peens pics
 

Mekon

Expert Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2010
Messages
2,703
Their end to end encryption is total bullcrap anyway. I sent a whatsapp to my friend asking if he was done with my tap and dye set then suddenly the next day I get ads on Fakebook for tap and dye sets.
 

Danie_V

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2010
Messages
279
I took WhatsApp at their word, and closed my account months ago on the first notice. Life actually went on and many are on Telegram, Signal and other platforms. I seriously won't trust WhatsApp or Facebook again - this was really the straw that broke the camel's back for me. There are other services which don't have advertisers and metadata for sale as the central part of their business.
 

PaulMurkin

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 31, 2020
Messages
634
I took WhatsApp at their word, and closed my account months ago on the first notice. Life actually went on and many are on Telegram, Signal and other platforms. I seriously won't trust WhatsApp or Facebook again - this was really the straw that broke the camel's back for me. There are other services which don't have advertisers and metadata for sale as the central part of their business.
Telegram isn't as secure as you think it is either.
 

Danie_V

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2010
Messages
279
Telegram isn't as secure as you think it is either.
Not by default, no, but that was not what I was claiming. I was just noting that most of my friends and family are anyway on Telegram and Signal. A big difference, however, is that neither Telegram nor Signal are in the metadata or advertising business, so there is not that driving force for them to sell your metadata. If one wants that privacy on Telegram there is secret chats, and one can of course completely hide their cellphone number from all other users, which neither WhatsApp nor Signal yet does. The better apps like Wire, Session, Jami, Matrix, Threema, WickrMe, etc I just don't find my friends or family migratuin to.
 
Top