WhatsApp to share its data with Facebook | App asks for permission to share personal data with owner


According to leaked screenshots,WhatsApp is going to start sharing its own data with its owner, Facebook. An update to the site looks set to introduce a new data-sharing tool that will see the two companies share user information with one another.
In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion. On that time, it said that the new owner (Facebook) wouldn’t interfere with WhatsApp data, which would remain safe for the good of it's users.
But, a new version of WhatsApp appears to include the option to share user data with its owner to “improve [your] Facebook experiences”. But the sharing setting is turned off by default, according to Mr Santos.
It’s not clear what information will be shared with Facebook. And the site does appear to be asking people to through.

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