The Facebook-owned messaging platform, WhatsApp has given its users an all too familiar ultimatum: to allow their data to be shared with Facebook or to stop using its services all together. The choice must be made by 8 February.
As of October 2020, WhatsApp had two billion users accessing the platform on a monthly basis. In 2014, WhatsApp’s went into partnership with Open Whispers System and announced that the platform would provide end-to-end encryption which is essentially a method of secure communication that prevents third-parties from accessing data while it’s transferred from one end system or device to another.
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