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Facebook to buy mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion

http://www.washingtonpost.com/busine...942_story.html

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Old 20.02.2014, 06:55
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Re: Facebook to buy mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion

This is a shame and a backwards step dor Whatsapp
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Re: Facebook to buy mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion

Viber will be next on their list.

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Re: Facebook to buy mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion

Great for WhatApp (creators/owners), terrible for anyone using it.
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Re: Facebook to buy mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion

There a selling out??

What a disappointment.

I guess they'll start charging now, or at least selling ads
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Old 20.02.2014, 08:32
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Re: Facebook to buy mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion

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There a selling out??

What a disappointment.

I guess they'll start charging now, or at least selling ads
more like integrated into the Facebook App and all that signal into Facebook as "private" communication.

I was reticent before about WhatsApp - I'm plain against it now.
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What’s App

From the BBC.

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WhatsApp has told its two billion users they must allow it to share data with its parent company Facebook if they wish to continue using it.

This does not apply to users in the UK and Europe.
Does this mean Europe, the EU, EFTA, EEA. Specifically does it include Switzerland
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Old 12.01.2021, 21:54
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Re: What’s App

From what I read, they've been sharing data since 2016 or something. For some reason they're only notifying users now.
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Old 12.01.2021, 22:16
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Re: What’s App

According to this WhatsApp site, Switzerland is included in the Europe region, provided by WhatsApp Ireland Limited.

https://faq.whatsapp.com/general/sec...tsapp-services
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Yes. Didn't your WhatsApp inform you about it recently?
Article on SRF (in German): https://m.srf.ch/news/panorama/daten...braucht-nerven
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Old 12.01.2021, 23:01
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Re: What’s App

Is What's App basically just a bunch of people addicted to texting one another?

People often ask me if I use it, and I don't because I've always imagined it to be rather annoying -- constantly receiving messages and notifications, having to look at people's selfies, etc. It just seems like it would be stressful.
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Re: What’s App

Explanation of the deal with WhatsApp policy update: https://www.wired.com/story/whatsapp...-notification/

Basically, nothing really changes for most people. And re. Europe, AFAIK a bit less info is shared, but I don't have the details.
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Old 12.01.2021, 23:24
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And free international phone calls.

We use it a lot at work, with relatives across the pond, etc.

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Old 12.01.2021, 23:28
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And free international phone calls.

We use it a lot at work, with relatives across the pond, etc.

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Yeah, that's the only reason I still have Facebook messenger -- to use the free phone feature through there. I don't use it for messaging anymore, though, because it was stressing me out too much. I was getting messages from about 20 people every day through there. It was just overwhelming.
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Re: What’s App

…we using a lot at work, setting up work groups where you can share drawings and big files very quick...also by setting a group can be tracked live issues that been posted with pics and videos...working on computer to...
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People often ask me if I use it, and I don't because I've always imagined it to be rather annoying -- constantly receiving messages and notifications, having to look at people's selfies, etc. It just seems like it would be stressful.
No... I use it for international texts and calls. Always goes via WiFi/Data, so you don’t have to constantly figure out if you might be charged.
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Re: What’s App

anyone who lives near a border or who frequently traverses borders uses whatsapp a lot. its a pain its owned by facebook now they want to start gathering the data. i honestly haven't decided what to do - i don't use facebook at all - but it would be difficult to not use whatsapp just because of the sheer number of people who use it.
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People often ask me if I use it, and I don't because I've always imagined it to be rather annoying -- constantly receiving messages and notifications, having to look at people's selfies, etc. It just seems like it would be stressful.
I don't know how it is possible to be a parent in Switzerland and not to use it. I'm using it mostly for kids-related communication: mother tongue courses for kids, birthday parties, playdates, informing teacher that the kid won't come to the lesson etc. During lockdown my daughter was exchanging videos with music teacher instead of normal piano lessons. I may have survived without WhatsApp but my life would be definitely harder, as I had to call everybody or wait for ages for people to answer my E-Mails.

I personally don't care which messenger to use, but as most of the people I need to contact are using WhatsApp I have to use it too.
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People often ask me if I use it, and I don't because I've always imagined it to be rather annoying -- constantly receiving messages and notifications, having to look at people's selfies, etc. It just seems like it would be stressful.

It's a modern version of telephone and fax granddad, but those probably annoyed you too.
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Is What's App basically just a bunch of people addicted to texting one another?

People often ask me if I use it, and I don't because I've always imagined it to be rather annoying -- constantly receiving messages and notifications, having to look at people's selfies, etc. It just seems like it would be stressful.
Yes, how annoying & stressful actually chatting and interacting with people you know........better to stick with messaging anonymous people on internet forums
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