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WhatsApp’s new privacy policy sparks outcry. Here’s what you need to know

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WhatsApp’s privacy policy is drawing ire from its loyal users.The company announced on Jan. 6 it will force users to share information with Facebook if they want to keep using the service.Privacy advocates have questioned the move, citing Facebook’s track record in handling user data.

It has also prompted some people online — including Tesla founder Elon Musk — to call for users to leave the app and use more privacy-focused messaging services like Signal and Telegram.

Social media giants are not taking Canadian laws seriously, MPs say “Every time a company combines data from multiple sources, multiple platforms, it raises privacy concerns because it increases the possibility that people can be identified, that a company knows more about.

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