In the last few days we have seen many people reacting negatively towards the the change in the WhatsApp Privacy Policy. While it was one of the most poorly explained policy updates by a major company, I will be making the case for why the public reaction is overblown over here.

What personal information does Facebook/WhatsApp not have access to

Screenshot from WhatsApp group settings

In the image above WhatsApp succinctly explains the personal information that they don’t have access to. This should put most users at ease with the fact that their messages or any private details continue to remain private.

For those of you who don’t trust WhatsApp’s encryption, do remember that…

Shyam Sunder

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