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WhatsApp Claimed “They Collect a very Little Amount of Data”


WhatsApp, now Facebook-owned, reported that they are monitoring the messages and claimed that they gather almost no information and each message is totally encrypted.


WhatsApp was replying to expert's concern that the most popular texting service with more than active 200 million Indian users may not be fully secure as affirmed. Inquiries were additionally being raised on user agreement's certain provisions, wherein the majority of itsunethical behavior would go un-treated and unconfronted.


"WhatsApp gathers almost no information and each message is end-to-end encoded."Counter to recent remarks in the news, we aren't monitoring messages, you have sent to friends and family," a WhatsApp representative told PTI. "User's security and privacy are utmost important to WhatsApp," the representative added. For group administrators, an optional feature "invite links" is available which is applicable to trusted individuals only.


In response to report, WhatsApp said groups may not be properly secure as thought previously. "Whenever a person is added to a group, a notification is received by all members that incorporate whether the individual was added through group link or directly by an administrator. All group members are visible to everybody in the group with their name and phone number. We managed to make it simple to block undesirable messages or leave a group with a single tap," the representative added, as per the post on indianexpress.com dated April 10, 2018.


"One-to-one contact between two users is encoded and might be as safe as WhatsApp affirms. However, the metadata, information regarding the calls, is being searched by the organization," stated Vivek Wadhwa, a best technology entrepreneur and scholar in America. WhatsApp confessed that they are sharing information regarding identity and also device information with Facebook, enabling them to the unpleasant work in spying on users.


Facebook itself has uncovered that utilizing recovery and search alternative, it was conceivable that malicious performer scoops out the data of about all of their 2-million users. After that Facebook also disclosed that more than 87 million users were affected by the data leaks in the Cambridge Analytica. In India, it claimed than 5 lakh individuals were affected.

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