Last month Facebook bought WhatsApp for way too much money, making the app’s developers very wealthy individuals. This deal, theoretically, gives Facebook access to the data provided by the app’s nearly half a billion users. The companies behind the social network and the instant messenger have both promised that WhatsApp will continue to operate autonomously, but this hasn’t completely alleviated privacy concerns. Thus WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum has shared a blog post aimed at “setting the record straight.”
In it he states:
Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and we built WhatsApp around the goal of knowing as little about you as possible: You don’t have to give us your name and we don’t ask for your email address.
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WhatsApp CEO Issues Strong Statement Promising Facebook Deal Won’t Compromise Respect For Privacy was written by the awesome team at Android Police.