WhatsApp Delays the Controversial Privacy Update for 3 Months

The controversial WhatsApp privacy update that caused an en-masse transition to services like Telegram and Signal is now being pushed back for three months, with the Facebook-owned company claiming the rules would come into effect on May 15.

For background, WhatsApp’s privacy update revealed some data would be shared with Facebook and other companies, but earlier this week, the company explained the whole thing would concern businesses and not individual users.

“WhatsApp was built on a simple idea: what you share with your friends and family stays between you. This means we will always protect your personal conversations with end-to-end encryption, so that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see these private messages. It’s why we don’t keep logs of who everyone’s messaging or calling. We also can’t see your shared location and we don’t share your contacts with Facebook,” WhatsApp explains in a new read more)

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