WhatsApp Warns Users To Share Their Data With Facebook or Stop Using The App

 WhatsApp Warns Users To Share Their Data With Facebook or Stop Using The App

WhatsApp Warns Users To Share Their Data With Facebook or Stop Using The App

The Facebook-owned messenger with 2 billion users revamps its privacy policy.

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messenger that claims to have privacy coded into its DNA, is giving its 2 billion plus users an ultimatum to agree to share their personal data with Facebook or delete their accounts.
The requirement is being delivered through an in-app alert directing users to agree to sweeping changes in the WhatsApp terms of service. Those who don’t accept the revamped privacy policy by February 8 will no longer be able to use the app.

Shortly after Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014, its developers built state-of-the-art end-to-end encryption into the messaging app. The move was seen as a victory for privacy advocates because it used the Signal Protocol, an open source encryption scheme whose source code has been reviewed and audited by scores of independent security experts.


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

“As part of the Facebook family of companies, WhatsApp receives information from, and shares information with, this family of companies,” the new privacy policy states. “We may use the information we receive from them, and they may use the information we share with them, to help operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services and their offerings.”
In some cases, such as when someone uses WhatsApp to interact with third-party businesses, Facebook may also share information with those outside entities.

A lack of transparency
The move comes a month after Apple started requiring iOS app makers, including WhatsApp, to detail the information they collect from users. WhatsApp, according to the App Store, reserves the right to collect:
Purchases
Location
Contacts
User content
Identifiers
Usage data and
Diagnostics


A WhatsApp spokeswoman declined to speak on the record about the changes and precisely how or if it’s possible for users to opt out of them. She agreed to email additional information on the condition it be kept on background, meaning none of the details can be quoted verbatim.
The move, the spokeswoman said, is part of a previously disclosed move to allow businesses to store and manage WhatsApp chats using Facebook's infrastructure. Users won't have to use WhatsApp to interact with the businesses and have the option of blocking the businesses. She said there will be no change in how WhatsApp shares provides data with Facebook for non-business chats and account data.

Together, the WhatsApp privacy policy and terms of service are more than 8,000 words long and are filled with legal jargon that makes it difficult for non-lawyers to understand. WhatsApp is doing its users a disservice by not agreeing to speak on the record so that reporters can fully understand the changes and explain them to readers.
WhatsApp users migrating to Telegram app


People who object to the new terms and policy should consider using a different messenger. The Signal messenger provides the same robust encryption engine with a much more transparent privacy policy and terms of service. (Those documents are half the length of those from WhatsApp, too.) Besides providing encrypted chats, Signal also offers encrypted audio and video calls. 
And also, Telegram is another more encrypted messenger you need to move to. People that are already using telegram tends to prefer it to whatsapp.

What do you think about this new Privacy policy by WhatsApp?

4 Interesting New Features Of MIUI12 Update For Xiaomi Redmi 8

 

4 interesting new features of miui12 update for redmi8

It's no longer a new thing that Xiaomi has rolled out MIUI 12 updates for all models of her smartphones including the Global version. Though, not everyone has received this updates nor installed them.

Those that haven't gotten theirs will receive it in the coming months, while some users must have received theirs but have failed to download and install the updates due to different personal reasons.

ALSO READ: Redmi 8 Vs Tecno Camon 12 (Full Comparison)

Incase you haven't updated your xiaomi redmi 8 device to the latest version and you are wondering what exactly is the new updates coming with. Well, below are the new features that accompanies miui12 on redmi 8

MIUI V12.0.1.0.QCNMIXM


MIUI V12.0 New Features

1. Control center

New: Swipe down from the upper left corner to open Notifications shade and from the upper right corner to open Control center

New: When Notification shade is open, swipe down from the upper right orner to open Control center

Optimization: Control center layout in landscape mode

2. Dark mode

Optimization: Brightness and color improvements for wallpapers in Dark mode

3. System

Fix: Home screen went black and started flashing after unlocking in some cases

4. Status bar, Notification shade

New: Screen lights up with an animation now

New: Status bar color gradient animation

Aren't these new features awesome? I suggest you waste no time and Update to MIUI 12.

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How To Activate 200 Naira For 1.2GB On Glo

 How to activate 200 Naira For 1.2GB On Glo

How to activate 200 Naira For 1.2GB On Glo

Glo is undoubtedly leading the data plan world. They are seriously bringing out different data plan to suite every individual depending on what they use their data for.

For instance, Glo data plan has Night and Weekend plan which most users don't know. As you read onwards, I'll be showing you how you can activate the 200 naira for 1.2gb data plan.

It's very simple. The interesting part is that, Glo 1.2GB for 200  naira is Sunday data plan and is available for all customers. Meaning, all Glo sims are eligible for this offer, whether new or existing customers.

How To Activate It

  • Simply recharge your Glo sim with 200 Naira

  • Dial *777# > Data plan > Buy data plan > Night & Weekend. 
  • Select 1.2GB for N200 1Day SUN and subscribe for the data plan.  


To check your data balance, please dial *127*0#.

Note: Data is valid for only 1 Day and usable only on Sunday.
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