BRIEF: Give your WhatsApp to Facebook or go

You may recently have been asked to agree to WhatsApp’s new Ts and Cs. If you did, you have given WhatsApp permission to share your information with Facebook. WhatsApp will collect user phone numbers, other people’s phone numbers stored in address books, profile name and pictures, status messages and diagnostic data collected from app logs, according to tech publication ArsTechnica. Under the new terms, Facebook has the right to share collected data with its family of companies. If you choose not to agree, you will no longer be able to use WhatsApp.You have until 8 February  In a world of rapidly declining privacy and ever-growing tech giants, this is what many will feel is yet another impossible choice. There are no easy answers: we’re as conflicted as you. 

This brief was originally published in The Wrap here.

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