WhatsUp WhatsApp?

Whatsapp

Internet and telecommunication privacy has always been a topic of discussion. This privacy is becoming more and more at risk as more advancements and apps are launched for smart phones. Whatsapp is one of the weakest in terms of privacy protection according to a new report named, ‘Who Has Your Back?’ Conducted by privacy campaigners, Electronic Frontier Foundation, the study shows that there were different measures against privacy liability and whatsapp was criticized on almost every measure including Transparency and Protection of user’s data, joining AT&T in the worst ranking. Although Whatsapp is owned by Facebook and even Facebook passed almost on all criteria except one. Apple is the only company amongst a few to get the OK on all five criteria. Companies like Yahoo, WordPress, Adobe are also amongst those who get clearance on all five measures. This piece of research was first started in 2011 and conducted on a regular basis but there have been many changes since. According to a set of new criteria, companies are supposed to tell users when the Govt. asks for their data.

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