Sadly WhatsApp will start sharing your account information with Facebook. You can’t prevent Facebook getting the data, you can only opt-out of them using it for ads.
It seems ad networks have reached a new low or as the author puts it:
This transaction breaks a core promise using the internet: just because I visit a website doesn’t mean I consent to getting spam from it.
An interesting read from a doctor of philosophy with a consulting firm who went through a huge pile of management theory books to see what he missed by not having a formal “management education.”
There’re still privacy differences when you compare messenger apps all using the Signal protocol:
In this article, I’m going to compare WhatsApp, Signal, and Allo from a privacy perspective.
While all three apps use the same secure-messaging protocol, they differ on exactly what information is encrypted, what metadata is collected, and what, precisely, is stored in the cloud — and therefore available, in theory at least, to government snoops and wily hackers.
In the end, I’m going to advocate you use Signal whenever you can — which actually may not end up being as often as you would like.
Of course AMP was introduced to optimize the delivery of ads. 🙄
David Eaves has some interesting thoughts on what Mafia can tell us about trust and security. He also has a few ideas on how the physical game setup gives advantage to different parties.
Given the pace of technology, I propose we leave math to the machines and go play outside.