Alarmed by the exodus of users to rival messaging platforms, the WhatsApp administrator has decided to delay the implementation of new privacy policies that open Facebook access to user data. Basically, this means that the “rebels” who do not comply with the Facebook request will not be left with blocked access to the WhatsApp network, for the time being.
WhatsApp states in a post made on the official Twitter account that even under the new user agreement, the platform administrators will not have access to users’ private communications. Thus, Facebook “will continue to protect private messages using end-to-end encryption.” Neither WhatsApp nor Facebook will be able to access audio conversations, location information or document interactions with other users of the messaging platform.
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