WhatsApp will share more user data with Facebook

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WhatsApp says the move will enable it to better integrate with other Facebook products and services, but there are privacy concerns

Users of popular instant messaging service WhatsApp will no longer have the choice of opting out of sharing their personal data with Facebook. On Monday, WhatsApp published a new privacy policy ...

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