Regarding the “confusion” that has arisen around the latest update, WhatsApp claims there has been “a lot of misinformation that has caused concern” and says it wants to “help everyone understand our principles and facts”.
WhatsApp: “We will protect personal conversations” “WhatsApp – continues – is built on a simple idea: What you share with your friends and family stays between you. This means that we will always protect your personal conversations with end-to-end encryption, so WhatsApp and Facebook cannot see these private messages. This is why we do not reserve With records of people texting or calling. Also, we cannot see your shared location and do not share your contacts with Facebook. ”
With these updates none of that changes. Instead, the update includes new options that people will have to message a company on WhatsApp and provides more transparency about how data is collected and used. Although not everyone does today. WhatsApp, we believe that more people will choose to do this in the future and it is important for people to be aware of these services. This update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook. “
WhatsApp states in a statement: “WhatsApp has helped provide end-to-end encryption to people around the world, and we are committed to defending this security technology now and in the future.”
Facebook bought WhatsApp in February 2014. In recent months, the interaction between the two apps has come under the magnifying glass of organizers around the world.