The controversy is due to the fact that the new policy clearly defines how WhatsApp shares user data with the parent company (Facebook), such as phone number, profile name and contact information.
Facebook bought WhatsApp in a $ 19 billion deal in 2014.
WhatsApp’s notification to accept its new policy or lose your account is wrong on so many levels we need a short thread to talk about it 🧵👇 1/9
They were joined by American businessman Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, who has directly advocated for the use of the Signal app.
Signal is an instant messaging app that, like WhatsApp and Telegram, uses strong encryption to protect its users’ communications and data. He previously recommended its use.
This app has seen banner download rates recently. And in December alone, there were more than 700,000 phone installations of it, according to the Sensor Tower website.