Many Indians are leaving WhatsApp, a text messaging app. According to the Times of India, in the last 24 hours, about two and a half crore people from different countries have left the app and joined Signal or Telegram! There are several lakhs from India.
India, the world’s largest market for WhatsApp, is regularly used by more than 340 million people in the country.
As soon as WhatsApp opened last Thursday morning, a message popped up on their phone informing them that WhatsApp would share their user data with Facebook and its products.
While this is nothing new and WhatsApp has been owned by Facebook since 2014, public fears about maintaining the privacy of its own information have made them skeptical about WhatsApp, Sandeep Sengupta, head of the Indian School of Ethical Hacking, told the BBC.
In his words, ‘in the case of privacy that people value, such as end-to-end encryption, not sharing data; Because all these features were in WhatsApp but people chose it, this app became so popular.
‘On the other hand, Facebook has a notorious reputation around the world for violating privacy. There have been numerous lawsuits against them, huge fines – they can be called absolute habitual offenders in the case of privacy violations.
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