- Facebook acquired WhatsApp back in 2014 for a jaw-dropping $19 billion.
- While founders had said there won't be ads and the app will continue to work as it always did, it soon took a 'U' turn.
- Sibal reportedly argued that Google shares more than what Facebook does.
Before we get into the WhatsApp policy mess, Kapil Sibal who represents WhatsApp revealed that the company only shares telephone number, last seen info, device details and registration number, according to the Indian Express. Apart from these details, no other information is shared with a third-party.
Sibal reportedly argued that Google shares more than what Facebook does. Obviously, it didn't go down well with the court, adds the report. The golden rule of 'speak for yourself'.
So, this is the information that Facebook could be 'stealing' from you via WhatsApp. Facebook has always left us with a bitter-sour taste. From packaging and repackaging of ' so-called-noble' Internet.org initiative to fooling users into signing petitions that support Free Basics, Facebook has a history of disappointing us.
Now, the latest nine-judge verdict on privacy becoming a fundamental right, the validity of this WhatsApp Policy becomes questionable.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:34 PM IST