WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messenger that claims to have privacy coded into its DNA, is giving its 2 billion plus users an ultimatum: agree to share their personal data with the social network or delete their accounts. […]
• User phone numbers
• Other people’s phone numbers stored in address books
• Profile names
• Profile pictures and
• Status message including when a user was last online
• Diagnostic data collected from app logs
Under the new terms, Facebook reserves the right to share collected data with its family of companies.
I think Facebook has proven numerous times that it can’t be trusted with your data. If you’re a WhatsApp user it’s time to delete the account and delete the app. There are better alternatives, like Signal and iMessage.