Yes It’s Time To Ditch WhatsApp!
Following today’s announcement that WhatsApp plans to “..begin sharing more data with Facebook and will start letting some companies send messages to users.”, it’s high-time to look elsewhere and ditch WhatsApp for good.
Facebook bought the messaging app WhatsApp for $19bn (£11.4bn) in 2014.
As of February 2016, WhatsApp had a user base of one billion, so that’s a lot of people to spam with useless crap they don’t need.
“When WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook it was able to reassure users that it would remain independent,” said Pamela Clark-Dickson, principal analyst at Ovum, an independent analyst and consultancy firm based in London.
“Now it’s giving Facebook phone numbers – some might say that’s a betrayal of trust. In a small way, it has gone back on what it said it wouldn’t do.”
There is an opt-out procedure, but can we trust facebook?
Whatsapp investigated by Government over Facebook data sharing (independent.co.uk)
Here, try Open Source. It’s free, and better for you.
And don’t forget kids, Never trust The Man.
Android Open Source alternatives for WhatsApp at Alternativeto.net
Iphone Open Source alternatives for WhatsApp at Alternativeto.net
WhatsApp users to receive adverts (BBC)
How do I choose not to share my account information with Facebook to improve my Facebook ads and products experiences? (whatsapp.com)
Open Source (Wikipedia)