In the market for chat applications there are dozens of options, but without a doubt the most benefited from this WhatsApp error were Telegram and Signal. Two apps that fared very well in the privacy comparison we made based on Apple’s privacy labels.
Although it was later discovered that some of the privacy labels that are in the App Store were falsified so that we would not know that they were collecting private data and selling it to large technology such as Google.
“In the coming weeks, we will post a banner on WhatsApp with more information that people will be able to read at their own pace. In addition, we include additional information to try to address the concerns we have heard. After a while, we will start to remind users to review and accept these updates to continue using WhatsApp. “
Remember that Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014, so it is not surprising that information is shared between the two in some situations such as payments.
WhatsApp also takes the opportunity to throw other applications to the ground claiming that if we use other messaging apps that do not have end-to-end encryption as standard, it means that the messages we send can be seen by other people.
“We strive to pay close attention to our decisions, and we will continue to develop new ways to live up to our responsibility by using less and less data, not more.”