Whatsapp raises controversy because of “privacy” … and advice from Elon Musk


The new privacy policy of the “WhatsApp” application sparked a wide debate among its users, which prompted many users of instant messaging applications to subscribe to the “Telegram” and Signal applications.

The richest man in the world, Elon Musk, participated in the controversy, advising everyone to use the “Signal” application instead of WhatsApp.

WhatsApp users recently received a notification that they must agree to the new privacy policy before February 8th, otherwise they will not be able to use it.

The new WhatsApp policy defines how users’ data will be shared with Facebook, such as their profile, contact information, phone number, and location information.

A large number of WhatsApp users expressed their intention to remove the application from their devices, while many moved to Telegram and Signal.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021

Jack Dorsey, the creator of Twitter, shared Musk’s tweet calling for the use of the Signal app.

According to the “indianexpress” website, the new WhatsApp privacy policy caused millions to abandon the use of the most popular messaging app and start subscribing to Signal, which led to problems with messaging app servers that were unable to deal with the mass influx of users and delayed verifications. From phone numbers to new accounts. “


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