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Changes in WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy

If you’re a WhatsApp user, pay attention to the changes in the privacy policy that you’re being forced to agree with.

In 2016, WhatsApp gave users a one-time ability to opt out of having account data turned over to Facebook. Now, an updated privacy policy is changing that. Come next month, users will no longer have that choice. Some of the data that WhatsApp collects includes:

User phone numbers
Other people’s phone numbers stored in address books
Profile names
Profile pictures and
Status message including when a user was last online
Diagnostic data collected from app logs

Under the new terms, Facebook reserves the right to share collected data with its family of companies.

Read more: schneier.com