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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 …