Facebook/WhatsApp and Privacy

Online Issues

We have all heard that Facebook is acquiring WhatsApp to expand their reach into the world of Social Media.

But, here’s an issue we probably didn’t think of:  WhatApp created a user base that is based on their commitment to never use the user data for advertising revenue. Now that’s a problem because that’s exactly what Facebook does with its own users.

As a result of this awareness, the Federal Trade Commission has been urged to investigate this purchase by Facebook and block the acquisition until the privacy issues are resolved.

With all the privacy issues that have been revealed in the past year, this is a real concern to many people online. For more information, read the TechNow article.


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