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Whatsapp and facebook data sharing: what you should know

In their blog post last Thursday, WhatsApp announced an update to its terms and privacy policy, the first in four years. And apart from the rest of the fine print, what highlights is the fact that one of the world’s most popular messaging services will now start sharing users’ data with its parent company, Facebook. Not that WhatsApp tried to cover up the red flag. If anything, the announcement, titled “Looking ahead for WhatsApp,” extols the benefits — both to Facebook and for its own users — that will follow as a result of the increased coordination. “By coordinating more with Facebook, we'll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people use our services and better fight spam on WhatsApp. And by connecting your phone number with Facebook’s systems, Facebook can offer better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads if you have an account with them. For example, you might see an ad from a company you already work with, rather than one from someone …

Privacy Group Suing WhatsApp and Facebook over Data Sharing

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As-it-happens update ⋅29 August 2016 NEWS

teleSUR English WhatsApp's recent change of privacy settings has resulted in a major backlash from users and was called "unfair or deceptive acts or practices," ... Flag as irrelevant See more results |Edit this alertYou have received this email because you have subscribed to Google Alerts.
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Halo 5: Forge system requirements are here, and Windows 10 Anniversary is required

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As-it-happens update ⋅29 August 2016 NEWS

PC Gamer As the closest thing we'll get to Masterchief until the arrival of Halo 6, the launch of Halo 5: Forge next month is likely to be of interest even to those ... Flag as irrelevant See more results |Edit this alertYou have received this email because you have subscribed to Google Alerts.
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Latest Android update for some BlackBerry Priv models can be found in the Beta Zone

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As-it-happens update ⋅29 August 2016 NEWS

Phone Arena If you're an owner of the AT&T branded BlackBerry Priv, or the version of the Android powered slider meant for Canadian or Asian Pacific markets, you ... Flag as irrelevant See more results |Edit this alertYou have received this email because you have subscribed to Google Alerts.
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Android Nougat Installed on Moto G3, Bluetooth is only working!

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As-it-happens update ⋅28 August 2016 NEWS

Yahoo News According to a recent blog post from ESET, there's a new kind of mobile malware that makes use of Twitter to control an Android device-based botnet. Flag as irrelevant

Droidmen The best thing about Android is, one doesn't have to wait for the OS updates from the manufacturers. Google recently made the Android 7.0 Nougat ...

Five no-cost phone clients for Linux

You may be familiar with the Ekiga VoIP client, which comes with the Gnome desktop. Several other softphones also inhabit the desktops of Linux users. In this article, I consider the leading candidates in a head-to-head comparison: Ekiga [1], KPhone SI [2], Linphone [3], Skype [4], and Twinkle [5].
All of these programs share support for Internet telephony and availability at no cost. All of them, apart from the proprietary Skype, are GPL'd and support the SIP and RTP protocols (see the VoIP Basics article). Table 1 gives an overview of the test candidates. The table does not include KPhone SI for reasons that will be explained later.
SIP Versus Skype The Skype program is the big exception in this field of test candidates. Whereas the other four clients all rely on the open SIP standard for placing calls, Skype uses a proprietary approach, which the manufacturer does not reveal fully; for example, the API [6] is closed source. This secrecy basically precludes communic…

How to stop WhatsApp sharing your phone number with Facebook

WHATSAPP’S PRIVACY SETTINGS are changing, and not for the better. As of today, the phone numbers of WhatsApp users will be shared with parent company Facebook. This will allow Facebook to run analytics on user activity and send you friend requests for people you talk to in WhatsApp. And of course, it will allow Facebook to serve targeted ads to WhatsApp users. Thankfully, there is a way to opt out of this. But WhatsApp’s opt-out period is only 30 days long, so if you don’t want your phone number shared with Facebook, opt out now before the window closes. WhatsApp keeps the policy change somewhat hidden, but there are two options. Both are outlined in the FAQ, and both of them will work inside the Android and iOS apps. Option 1: Read the Terms and Conditions When you update to the newest version of WhatsApp, you’ll see a new set of terms and conditions. Once the app is done updating, the first screen in the process will come up. Don’t tap “Agree” just yet! Scroll all the way down and u…

Computers running Windows 10 Anniversary Update crash when connected to Amazon Kindles


International Business Times UK Microsoft is working on an update to address an issue wherein the device running Windows 10 Anniversary Update crashes when Kindle Voyager or ... Common hardware causes Windows 10 Anniversary Update crashes, again - PCWorld Full Coverage Flag as irrelevant See more results |Edit this alertYou have received this email because you have subscribed to Google Alerts.
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WhatsApp met with backlash after giving users' data to Facebook

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As-it-happens update ⋅26 August 2016 NEWS

Telegraph.co.uk WhatsApp and Facebook have come under fire after the messaging app announced an update to its privacy policy that gives it permission to share its ... Flag as irrelevant See more results |Edit this alertYou have received this email because you have subscribed to Google Alerts.
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