Here’s what that WhatsApp privacy policy pop-up means for you

If you use WhatsApp, you probably spotted a pop-up on your phone sometime in the last 24 hours, suggesting that the service has updated its privacy policy — and promptly clicked the button at the bottom to proceed. If you read more closely, you’ll have learned that and users have until February 8 to read and agree to the new terms. Failure to do so would lead to WhatsApp deleting your account. You’re probably not the only one who may have skipped reading the new terms. However, changes in the privacy policy of a chat app with more than 2…

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I remember Viber as an app my college friends and colleagues would use to call their relatives in other countries in the early 2010s. Since then, Viber has changed and evolved into a messaging app too. After WhatsApp released its new controversial privacy policy last month, there has been a lot of talk about finding alternatives to the Facebook-owned app. Most of these conversations have revolved around Telegram and Signal. However, Viber has built a strong case for itself by establishing itself in non-western markets. I talked to the company’s CEO, Djamel Agaoua, about the app’s business model, operations, and how it… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: WhatsApp


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