Stop using WhatsApp now that it has been acquired by Facebook, warns privacy regulator

Sooraj Shah
clock • 3 min read

Facebook will exploit users' data as it attempts to monetise its services, according to Thilo Weichert

Users of instant messaging app WhatsApp should switch to an alternative, now that it is being acquired by social media giant Facebook, according to Thilo Weichert, a commissioner of Germany's data ...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
Musk's X pushed fake Iran-Israel headline generated by AI chatbot Grok

Threats and Risks

AI-generated story that Iran had fired missiles at Tel Aviv were amplified by X's own systems

clock 08 April 2024 • 2 min read
EU probes Apple, Google and Meta for DMA violations

Compliance

'We can't just sit around and wait,' says EU industry chief Thierry Breton

clock 26 March 2024 • 4 min read
Senior UK MPs call for action on TikTok ownership as national security concern

Government

Meanwhile US Congress urged to consider broader privacy regulation across all social media platforms

clock 22 March 2024 • 3 min read

More on Privacy

Google to erase private browsing data

Google to erase private browsing data

The company will also block third-party cookies for five years

clock 03 April 2024 • 2 min read
Avast faces fine for tracking and selling user data

Avast faces fine for tracking and selling user data

Claimed to protect data, but collected and sold it instead

clock 25 February 2024 • 2 min read
ICO orders Serco Leisure to stop biometric monitoring of staff

ICO orders Serco Leisure to stop biometric monitoring of staff

'Prioritising business interests over its employees’ privacy'

John Leonard
clock 23 February 2024 • 3 min read