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Re: Time to say good bye ..to Whatsup

Never been on it to start with.
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Old 05.03.2021, 17:09
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Re: Facebook to buy mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion

After a short flurry of contacts shifting to Signal and/or Telegraph, it‘s all died a death and WhatsApp is steaming on a well as ever...
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Old 05.03.2021, 17:10
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Never been on it to start with.
I use it 95% for making phones calls. Free worldwide. Can’t beat that!!
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Old 05.03.2021, 18:26
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I use it 95% for making phones calls. Free worldwide. Can’t beat that!!
it's redundant to standard abo most these days can afford - no limit calls ww

had it only for kids and school and since they moved on - I am happyto live without it again - never been on FB so no issues there . I still have phone & number ...so anyone that has anything to say still be able - Whatsup was all about 'non essential chatter' so "c'est la vie"
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Old 05.03.2021, 21:04
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Re: Facebook to buy mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion

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I use it 95% for making phones calls. Free worldwide. Can’t beat that!!
No need to beat it. It's standard with Signal, Telegram, threema ....
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Old 10.04.2021, 15:19
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Re: Facebook to buy mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion

Whatsapp will come out with new T&C as of May 15. If you don't agree, your account will become inactive. It all has to do with Facebook and data sharing.

I think I'll still agree to the new T&C despite the data sharing. Whatsapp is still too popular to disregard it.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56154543
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Old 10.04.2021, 15:59
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Re: Facebook to buy mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion

Deleted WA a while ago and survive well without it 😀

Also deleted Insta, as I forgot to check that anyway.

Majority of my friends are now on Signal and some on Threema. I know, I share already a lot of information but I just do not like the amount of data they want to grab (and thinking of chucking FB as well)
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Old 10.04.2021, 16:09
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Deleted WA a while ago and survive well without it ��

Also deleted Insta, as I forgot to check that anyway.

Majority of my friends are now on Signal and some on Threema. I know, I share already a lot of information but I just do not like the amount of data they want to grab (and thinking of chucking FB as well)
I find it frustrating to be on so many different chat apps. I'd like to settle for a second app and have downloaded Signal. Having said that, many Swiss prefer Threema simply because it's Swiss and feels safer. Isn't Threema the app of choice for terrorists?
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Old 10.04.2021, 16:10
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Whatsapp will come out with new T&C as of May 15. If you don't agree, your account will become inactive. It all has to do with Facebook and data sharing.

I think I'll still agree to the new T&C despite the data sharing. Whatsapp is still too popular to disregard it.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56154543
LOL, that's what they said about the Feb. 8th T&'s too.
But actually, this is cheekier: If you don't resign (before you delete the app!!) before May 15th they will keep your data for ever while blocking you from changing it. These people are gooooood at what they're doing, I must admit.

<<Whatsapp is still too popular to disregard it.>>
Funny. What's app is a tool. Not a community. You're afraid your friends will forget you if they don't see your name in it?

Almost all my people changed to Signal, Telegram or threema. Two of them in fact only because of me (yes, I feel duly flattered ) and the few that have not yet either will when they need me and they realize I meant it when I said I'm off whatsapp or call me the "old fashioned way", my number is an official telephone connection after all.

Fun factor: I'm not and have never been on facebook, I have a lot less to worry about than those who are. On the other hand if one wants to be part of everything and anything, this sharing-info-avidity is actually useful? One releases the info once and it's all over the planet.
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<<Whatsapp is still too popular to disregard it.>>
Funny. What's app is a tool. Not a community. You're afraid your friends will forget you if they don't see your name in it?

Almost all my people changed to Signal, Telegram or threema. Two of them in fact only because of me (yes, I feel duly flattered ) and the few that have not yet either will when they need me and they realize I meant it when I said I'm off whatsapp or call me the "old fashioned way", my number is an official telephone connection after all.
It might not be a community, but it is a communication tool used by a large part of the community. And if your circle of friends and family happen to use that tool, then it makes it complicated to abandon it.
To be honest, I prefer having 1 communication tool, rather than having 3 different ones, less things to worry about.
One must be naive to think that her/his personal data are not being exploited, anonymously or not, as long as she/he uses credit cards, search engines, social media, messaging apps etc.
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Old 10.04.2021, 22:37
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It might not be a community, but it is a communication tool used by a large part of the community. And if your circle of friends and family happen to use that tool, then it makes it complicated to abandon it.
To be honest, I prefer having 1 communication tool, rather than having 3 different ones, less things to worry about.
One must be naive to think that her/his personal data are not being exploited, anonymously or not, as long as she/he uses credit cards, search engines, social media, messaging apps etc.
It's each ones personal decision. But it should be taken and then just deal with the consequences (either way).
As to the bold bit, I mentioned that in an other thread tonight too.
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Old 10.04.2021, 23:01
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Re: Facebook to buy mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion

It's still end to end encryption. That hasn't changed. Unlike signal it doesn't hoover up your contact information.

I'm reminded of the late 90s. 10 different messaging apps. So you end up with apps that frontended them all. I guess that'll happen again.
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Old 10.04.2021, 23:13
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It's still end to end encryption. That hasn't changed. Unlike signal it doesn't hoover up your contact information.

I'm reminded of the late 90s. 10 different messaging apps. So you end up with apps that frontended them all. I guess that'll happen again.
naaa, what's app doesn't
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Old 11.04.2021, 00:23
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Re: Facebook to buy mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion

So what exactly is the new T&C compared to as is? I hear a lot of noise, but difficult to see the facts? FB account cancelled years ago.
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Old 11.04.2021, 07:16
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naaa, what's app doesn't
Sorry, I wasn't specific. It hoovers up your contacts details and tells all your contacts with signal that you've joined. Whether you like it or not. https://www.howtogeek.com/708697/how...contacts-join/

I know people won FB who've switch from whatsapp because they're so worried about personal information. Yet they maintain their FB profile.
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