WhatsApp users are asked to choose between sharing data with Facebook or stopping using the app

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WhatsApp ' has undergone a major change in terms of use, and users will not be able to continue using the app unless they agree to share personal information with Facebook and its business customers, news site Ars Technica Reports.

WhatsApp gives users an ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or stop using the app | Ars Technica

WhatsApp is a free messenger app acquired by Facebook for 1,640 billion yen in 2014, and as of 2021, it has more than 2 billion users.

With the 2016 revision of the Terms of Service, WhatsApp accounts will be linked to Facebook accounts, but at this point it is possible to select 'Do not link (do not share user information with Facebook)'. was.

However, after that, the terms of use were further changed and it is no longer possible to 'do not share user information with Facebook', and with this notification, in order to continue using WhatsApp, 'after revision by February 8, 2021' I have to agree to the terms. '

A Facebook spokeswoman told Ars Technica that the move aims to improve the convenience of WhatsApp Business as part of the WhatsApp shopping, payment and customer service measures announced in October 2020, not necessarily WhatsApp. It doesn't require you to interact with your Business account, and explains that you can block your Business account.

However, Ars Technica has a long sentence of more than 8000 words in terms of use, and it has esoteric content full of technical terms that can only be read by lawyers, which is disadvantageous to users. I pointed out that.

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