Basic Information of WhatsApp:
The parents’ company of Whatsapp Facebook and Instagram uses every single data of its users and shows them ads according to their preferences. Even the messages and media files we used in these platforms are not end-to-end encrypted. When Facebook bought Whatsapp in 2014, and lots of data were transmitted to its parents’ company unofficially.
Information WhatsApp collects from its users:
- Account Information: Users have to provide their mobile phone number and basic information like Whatsapp Profile name for creating their account. In case of not providing this information, people won’t be able to create their accounts on Whatsapp.
- User’s Messages: Although, Whstapp clearly mentions not to possess users’ private chats and messages, and they will be end-to-end encrypted. But Whatsapp further mentions accessing Business Accounts Chats, messages, and every detailed information. Which raised a deep concern over the security of Businesses and their privacy. Because people share every single informative information on their business accounts like their Account name and password and their business strategy. Which can be further mishandled by anyone.
- In case of undelivered messages, they will be also encrypted until the receivers did not receive them within 30 days.
- Apart from this information, Whatsapp can access users’ connections, status Information, Transactions and Payments Data, Device Information, and Location Information.
Third-Party Services accession:
- Whatsapp work with outsider specialist co-ops and other Facebook Companies to help us work, give, improve, comprehend, modify, backing, and market our Services.
- On this point, Whstapp clearly mentions that if users use its Third-Party services like Facebook and another platform then they can receive our information for further uses.
- Although Whatsapp will show any ads on its platform, it will access the taste of users accordingly and then show its ads on Facebook.
- Improving foundation and conveyance frameworks and seeing how our Services or theirs are utilized.
Also read: What is Congress Toolkit Controversy?