Gilles, 16 Jan 2021"As WhatsApp has repeatedly said since announcing the new policy, the new changes affect ... moreSome of my contacts are on whatsapp business for no valid reason and they look perfectly normal profiles.
Secondly, some businesses have messaged me themselves even though I didn't show interest.
Does that count as an "interaction"? I think it does because when a business messages me, and data is shifted to FB, my number alongwith all details goes too, right?
How is Mr. Prasad making this sound like its just a joke?
Haxes600, 16 Jan 2021I use LINE, it is secure, encrypted and it has very good quality video calling better than Wha... moreSounds that LINE maybe a great option reading what people have written on here as regards to Signal and telegram, I just downloaded LINE so far I'm impressed, I like that you can send photos at full resolution
to those genius who selected telegram over whatsapp i should say i use both and telegram is completely open source with zero encryption at all ! yes you heard it. it's totally programmable with bots and totally open to anything. only when 2 ppl use secret chat there will encryption and no other time. in terms of security whatsapp beats telegram by Miles .
and btw who is Signal's daddy? where did it come from? what's the company or person behind it. no one knows. how great let's trust it with closed eyes and closed minds!
Samath N8 808 owner, 16 Jan 2021You're not understanding. The problem is not that, on whatsapp servers my chats are myste... moreThey still have your phone number if one of your contacts accepted the terms. That's the issue. Unless every single one of your contacts deletes their accounts, facebook is going to use your number.
IpsDisplay, 16 Jan 2021Ummm signal is basically Twitter and censorship gods soo.... Telegram I can understandYou don't know what you are talking about once again. Perhaps get some therapy for your obsession with "censorship" and saying everything is censorship.
Signal isn't a social media. It's a messaging app and noone reads your stuff to censor it. Stop spreading BS everywhere Trump and non Trump related. Maybe they should remove your account here too.
I use LINE, it is secure, encrypted and it has very good quality video calling better than What's app anyway. The stickers and animations are always fun and it how they make money by selling the stickers so need to sell data plus it is not American, Russian, or Chinese.
The author misses the point here. Were you paid to write this?
1. Why does the EU not allow this change for EU citizens?
2. FB already had our pants around our knees from a privacy perspective. Now they want them around our ankles, so to speak. It is the straw that broke the camel's back, simply put.
3. Timing. This comes was Twitter, FB and Google all started political censorship. Unfortunate for the Zuck, but relevant.
4. While I am a long time Telegram user myself, and with all due respect to them and Signal, we are all still using keyboard apps provided by Google, Microsoft, and Apple etc. Also by some really dodgy companies. What is encryption worth when your text is shared even before it is encrypted by the app?
We badly need a secure, open source keyboard app next.
I could go on about how they harvest metadata from photos and claim to not access your geolocation because they don't get the data firsthand directly from your GPS, and various other legal loopholes they exploit, but that would take all day.
Anonymous, 16 Jan 2021Some people are moving to other apps after one app got all the info from them, causing their d... moreEXACTLY ! Selling data means money. Telegram or Signal is not a charity institution that will keep your data safe forever. Once they become popular, it's data-selling-time !!!
Leaving their s#it don't care if most of my contacts are still on Whatsapp. Monitoring my battery%! Why? What's to stop them to monitor me through selfie cam.
Idac, 16 Jan 2021Yesterday telegram notified me that it already surpassed 500 million active user..incredible.
inlike that Telegram doesn't require phone number to use or chat with in groups, unlike Facebook.
Samath N8 808 owner, 16 Jan 2021How come every now and then some Indian's Whatsapp chat is leaked? Whatsapp has a lot of... moreThere is an option to export chats... After that anyone can send exported chat to anyone...
"As WhatsApp has repeatedly said since announcing the new policy, the new changes affect only those who interact with WhatsApp Business accounts on the service."
What does this mean? Does it mean that as soon as you have once interacted with a Business Account, all your data (except for the encrypted part) is fair game to be shared with FB? Based on what is written here, that could very well be. Given that you seldom know if you interact with such Business Account, all of your precious data might already be compromised...
People don't forget one day also instagram snapped users selfie without their permission!
Facebook is a spying company that should be closed down.
Losers are always in the same wagon "Your confusion"
Facebook forced us to obey their rules and worship what they offer.
People One by one are switch to technically struggling "Signal".
Signal upgrading too fast to meet huge migration of users needs.
Now Facebook in terms of WhatsApp, sees what sharp fall which tends to free fall to concrete means.
Struggling to collect the population who they themselves scatter away.
Illogical move = Doom to lose