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

Found on Ars Technica on Thursday, 07 January 2021
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WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messenger that claims to have privacy coded into its DNA, is giving its 2 billion plus users an ultimatum: agree to share their personal data with the social network or delete their accounts.

In 2016, WhatsApp gave users a one-time ability to opt out of having account data turned over to Facebook. Now, an updated privacy policy is changing that. Come next month, users will no longer have that choice.

Those who never ever used WhatsApp or Facebook however have no option to stomp them from using their personal data that's uploaded through the accounts of people which have them in their address books.