Author Topic: You can stop WhatsApp from sharing your phone number with Facebook  (Read 489 times)

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But you need to do it by Sept 25.

Hyper-popular messaging app WhatsApp announced yesterday that it would start sharing some user data — including your phone number — with parent company Facebook. The two companies say the new policy will help you find friends and "improve your Facebook ads and products experiences," but it will also give businesses a new avenue to reach potential customers, with WhatsApp describing situations where banks and airlines will use your phone number to get in touch about fraudulent payments or delayed flights.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/26/12655518/how-to-stop-whatsapp-sharing-phone-number-facebook
https://safeandsavvy.f-secure.com/2016/08/31/whats-up-with-whatsapp-ads-on-the-way/

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Re: You can stop WhatsApp from sharing your phone number with Facebook
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 06:07:33 AM »
Only a few days left. Do it now!
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Related article:
How to opt out of WhatsApp sharing your phone number with Facebook

Nearly two and a half years after Facebook acquired WhatsApp, and despite Whatsapp CEO Jan Koum saying at the time of the acquisition that user privacy wouldn’t suffer, the services are about to get a little bit friendlier with their data sharing.

WhatsApp’s new privacy policy gives it permission to share data, including your phone number, with Facebook “to coordinate more and improve experiences across our services and those of Facebook and the Facebook family”.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/08/26/how-to-opt-out-of-whatsapp-sharing-your-phone-number-with-facebook/

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