We told you about it in December 2020. At that time, it was said that WhatsApp had given in to blackmail. Indeed, the service had announced a change in its conditions of use. New rules imposed, since WhatsApp undertook to close your account in case of refusal on your part.
However, we did not know the details of his unpublished conditions. This is now the case. Indeed, on this Thursday, January 7, 2021, WhatsApp has started sending notifications to its two billion users to warn them of an imminent change in the conditions of use of the app.
Hop, all your data at Facebook!
Reading carefully the changes made, we realize that WhatsApp assumes no more and no less the right to transfer all of your personal data that it collects to its parent company: Facebook. Thus, we can read: ” We collect data about your activity through our services, such as diagnostic and service-related performance data ”.
The instant messaging app continues: “ This data may include information about your activity (including how you use our services, your preferences in the services, how you interact with others using our services (including when you interact with businesses), and the time , frequency and duration of your activities and interactions), log files and diagnostics, crashes, sites, and performance logs and reports ”.
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Messages, calls, photos, it’s open bar
However, we must continue reading to find the most edifying: ” It also includes information around the date you registered to use our services, features you use such as our messaging, calls, statuses, groups (including group names, images and description), features payment or companies, your profile picture, the data in the About me section, whether you were online, when you last used our services and when you updated your About me data for the last time. last time “.
With this Maxi Best-Of menu from the collection, you must add your geographical position, your IP address, and the identifiers of your device. You’re starting to tell yourself that’s a lot, right? U.S. too. As a reminder, you have until February 8, 2021 to accept these conditions or migrate to an instant messaging system that uses less data, such as Signal or Telegram for example. We say that, we say nothing.
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Source: BFM TV