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Discussion on: Is it time we quit WhatsApp?

adnanhz profile image

I don't really care and it's practically impossible to move everyone over to a new app. I'm using these services for free in exchange for some information they use to show me ads, yeah whatever, do your thing. It's not like I'm chatting on Whatsapp about the next heist on the federal reserve lol.

u8nc profile image

I get your point, but don't forget they scan content for certain phrases, and we have no confidence that you wouldn't be remembered for writing "I'm chatting on Whatsapp about the ......... reserve" with the innocent parts filtered out.

When the time comes for you to be before the hanging' judge they can just declare they kept the phrase "for security purposes" but filtered and sanctimoniously discarded the rest for privacy compliance.

We of all people should know that, its what they infer, then store whether correct or not that is our concern.