Consenting to let your data be shared is becoming mandatory for Whatsapp users

Started by dsanchez, January 08, 2021, 01:30:14

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dsanchez

Quote from: undefinedWhatsApp is forcing users to agree to sharing information with Facebook if they want to keep using the service.

The company warns users in a pop-up notice that they "need to accept these updates to continue using WhatsApp" - or delete their accounts.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-55573149

Best alternative to switch is Signal:

https://www.gadgetsnow.com/tech-news/the-amount-of-data-collected-by-whatsapp-signal-facebook-messenger-and-imessage/articleshow/80128023.cms

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2021/01/03/whatsapp-beaten-by-apples-new-imessage-update-for-iphone-users/?sh=599f824b3623



And even is endorsed by Snowden:

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SueC

Yep.  We don't even do either of those, or any social media.  We're on a couple of forums each.  And on our computers we use mostly shareware like Xubuntu and Open Office, etc etc.  It's good to get the word around for alternatives that don't railroad you, so that people can dodge this kind of corporate BS, and support creative communities.
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Ulrich

Unfortunately I don't own a mobile device to install "apps" on. How can I make sure that my data is being stolen? Any advice is welcome.  :winking_tongue

(I'm on FB but only with the PC. Do you think that's enough?) :D
It's never enough...

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Quote from: Ulrich on January 08, 2021, 09:38:08(I'm on FB but only with the PC. Do you think that's enough?) :D

No, @Ulrich.  It will never be enough until the Internet is plugged right into your brain 24/7!  :winking_tongue

Then you can have shallow interactions buzzing around your neurons every waking moment the same way the bees are buzzing around watering points in a heatwave...
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dsanchez

Quote from: Ulrich on January 08, 2021, 09:38:08(I'm on FB but only with the PC. Do you think that's enough?) :D

curefans.com should be enough for virtual interaction lol
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Quote from: dsanchez on January 08, 2021, 11:42:26
Quote from: Ulrich on January 08, 2021, 09:38:08(I'm on FB but only with the PC. Do you think that's enough?) :D

curefans.com should be enough for virtual interaction lol

Especially if you read everything bwahahaha. :angel :lol: :evil:
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dsanchez

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Quote from: dsanchez on January 08, 2021, 21:24:06you should get an Argent Wallet too ;)

Brett says we don't need one because we trade honey for eggs!  :angel




(although he does concede the idea has potential ;))
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