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Reports revealed that the popular messaging application “WhatsApp” has updated its terms of service in 2021, which if they are not approved by its users, they would lose contact with it.
According to WapitaInfo, the new conditions relate to how the world’s most popular messaging application should handle user data.
The update states that “by clicking on the word” I agree “, users will accept the new terms that will take effect on February 8, 2021, and after that date, the new terms need to be accepted to continue using WhatsApp, and in In case of rejection, delete account.
WhatsApp usually does not comment on the features that are not released, but he assured the British newspaper, The Independent, that all users must “agree” to the new terms until February 8, 2021 if they want to continue using the application.
It is noteworthy that the application “WhatsApp” has faced criticism about its way of working since it was purchased by the “Facebook” social networking site in 2014 with a deal worth 19 billion dollars.
And in 2018, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum resigned from his position as CEO of the company, amid his concerns about breaching user privacy and data security.
“Nowadays, companies know pretty much everything about you, your friends and your interests, and they use everything to sell ads,” Coom wrote, criticizing a blog for selling WhatsApp to Facebook.
And last year, 2019, the founder of rival messaging app Telegram claimed that WhatsApp would never be safe after discovering a massive security flaw threatening the privacy of 1.5 billion users.