r/technology – WhatsApp reverses course, now won’t limit functionality if you don’t accept its new privacy policy


This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 63%. (I’m a bot)


“Given recent discussions with various authorities and privacy experts, we want to make clear that we will not limit the functionality of how WhatsApp works for those who have not yet accepted the update,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said in a statement to The Verge.

The rollout of the policy has been a confusing mess, and raised concerns that WhatsApp would begin sharing more of users’ personal data with Facebook.

WhatsApp has stressed this is not the case, though – the policy update is regarding messages sent to businesses via WhatsApp, which may be stored on Facebook’s servers.


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This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 63%. (I’m a bot)


“Given recent discussions with various authorities and privacy experts, we want to make clear that we will not limit the functionality of how WhatsApp works for those who have not yet accepted the update,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said in a statement to The Verge.

The rollout of the policy has been a confusing mess, and raised concerns that WhatsApp would begin sharing more of users’ personal data with Facebook.

WhatsApp has stressed this is not the case, though – the policy update is regarding messages sent to businesses via WhatsApp, which may be stored on Facebook’s servers.


Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: WhatsApp#1users#2policy#3accept#4Facebook#5

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