Betrayal of WhatsApp users by Facebook

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Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014 for Rs 1.33 lakh crore. Efforts have been made ever since to find out how to make a profit from a service that does not charge customers a penny. This can be a big reason to compromise users privacy.

Your privacy and security are of the utmost importance to us. So we have launched end-to-end encryption feature in WhatsApp Messenger. End-to-end encryption protects your messages, photos, videos, voice messages , document statuses and calls, and no one can see , hear or read them, claims Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself. But this is completely false. The company has long been a threat to WhatsApp users. This is what ProPublica News Agency has said in its report.

According to the report, more than 1000 contract staff at Whatapp's Austin, Texas , Dublin and Singapore offices check every issue of users content. This employees, carrying computers in the pads, use Facebook's special software to stream users private message, photos and videos. It takes less than a minute for something to flash on a user's screen , whether it's spam content, terrorist cuts or child porn. Propublica has received an internal presentation of a total of 49 slides of the company. It provides detailed information on marketing, presentation and how to emphasize false privacy. Each moderator has to look at 600 tickets a day. With less than 1 minute for a single ticket , how much content can they read or improve in quality?

According to ProPublica, Facebook has impromised the privacy of WhatsApp users, as evidenced by the deployment of content reviewers.


I have recently moved to the Telegram and it works lot better compared to the Whatsapp. And also privacy of the phone number is maintained. So I make sure to use the telegram for my everyday work and also given that to the friends too :)

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