Facebook's Whatsapp Buy Is A Privacy Nightmare For Users, But It Makes Sense For The Social Network

Facebook's Whatsapp Buy Is A Privacy Nightmare For Users, But It Makes Sense For The Social Network

Via The Inquirer:

SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook announced on Wednesday that it is aquiring cross-platform messaging app Whatsapp, handing over a cool $19bn for the company.

While Facebook has promised that Whatsapp will remain untouched and will operate as a standalone app, news of the buyout hasn't gone down well with Whatsapp users, who have since threatened to delete it - most of them doing so on the social network that they apparently despise so much.

The reason? Because Facebook already knows enough about them, and this acqusition opens up Whatsapp's back door to NSA and GCHQ surveillance.

Of course, these con...

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