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Who Said WhatsApp Free? This Said Kaspersky

Kaspersky Senior Researcher, Anna Larkina exposed the fact that no service is completely free of charge. He considered that the general public might think WhatsApp is a free instant messaging service. However, the business model for such a free service would be to pay for the user's personal data. "Social media, several instant messaging applications, and search engines. They all make money from advertising. The more personalized it is, the better," he said, Thursday, January 14, 2021. In fact, Facebook and other similar companies have been using personal data for users. recent years. But most companies, including Facebook, ostensibly to be transparent about their policies. Then, WhatsApp claims not to read user conversations because it includes end-to-end encryption, and only searche...

Left WhatsApp? These 3 applications are suitable for the messaging

WhatsApp is undeniably an application, which the application most widely used for online messaging and telephone services to date. Hootsuite / We Are Social data shows that WhatsApp's monthly active users (MAU) alone total up to 2 billion. Now, WhatsApp is again plagued by problems regarding the protection of its users' personal data. After the end of 2019, WhatsApp had to fight with the NSO Group and its Pegasus software. Which made its users question the security of messaging under Facebook. Inc, now new rules that seem to be force on users are becoming a new scourge like this most popular messaging application. The new rules that make users have to agree to the sharing of WhatsApp user data with its parent, namely Facebook, triggered rejection from many parties. Moreover, the emphas...

Dear WhatsApp, Your New Policy Makes Users Wary

Updates to privacy policy have WhatsApp made a number of users worry about data security. In fact, there are those who prefer to replace the messaging application if the policy is actually running. Based on the report Techradar, policy privacy WhatsApp's new asks users to agree to sharing user data with Facebook. From telephone numbers, transaction data, service information, mobile device information, IP addresses. To other data in the 'information we collect' section. Responding to this, one of the WhatsApp users in Wonogiri admit that he was not willing for WhatsApp to share personal data with Facebook. "If I feel (the new policy) is problematic because our private data can be read by Facebook, where data security cannot be guaranteed," he told Warta Ekonomi, Tuesday (12/1/2021). ...

Menkominfo: Choose Social Media that Guarantee Data Protection

JAKARTA - The Minister of Communication and Information, Johnny G Plate, asked the public to be more vigilant and wiser in determining social media choices. According to Johnny, currently, there are various social media platforms available. However, not all platforms guarantee personal data protection. "Choose those who are able to provide optimal protection of personal data and privacy," said Johnny in a written statement, Monday (11/1). Johnny emphasizes the guarantee of personal data protection from important platforms so that people can avoid adverse impacts. Either in the form of misuse or use of personal data that is not in accordance with the rules. Therefore, he hopes that the public always reads the privacy policy and terms and conditions document before using a service and g...