(HorizonPost.com) In mid-2020, Big Tech firms like Facebook and Twitter were called on the carpet amidst claims of censoring views of America’s political right. Barely into 2021, and Facebook is once again embroiled in controversy. This time, it centers around forcing people to give up private information.
WhatsApp now shares data with FB companies: Accept the changes or lose access
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— Onward Security (@onwardsecurity) January 7, 2021
The company that owns WhatsApp — a program that lets users exchange messages, videos, and photographs — has now dictated subscribers make one of two “choices.” They can either allow the app to share data with other companies under the Facebook umbrella, or they can get thrown off of the service (except for those in Europe and the UK, an exemption that they refuse to explain fully).
This policy has caused outrage among members who prefer to keep their private information… well, private, including Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, who advocates switching to another service. These platforms have become so integrated into people’s lives, Big Tech moguls seem to believe they have dictatorial powers.
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