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Facebook ordered to stop harvesting data on WhatsApp users in Germany

Facebook has been ordered to stop harvesting the data of WhatsApp users in Germany. The move follows the latter’s shock announcement last month that it would start sharing user data with its parent company, Facebook, including users’ phone numbers and last seen time in the app. Stated uses for the data includes marketing/ad targeting. Shock because, back at the time of the $19BN acquisition, WhatsApp’s founder publicly stated that nothing would …

How to opt out of sharing your WhatsApp info with Facebook

Yesterday WhatsApp announced a huge change to its privacy policy that will see it begin sharing information on its users — such as their mobile phone number and last seen status on the app — with its owner company Facebook, and any other companies Facebook owns. If you’re not happy about that, you have two choices: You can either stop using WhatsApp entirely — if you want to …