WhatsApp messenger, a social messaging app owned by Facebook was recently trolled and criticized for collecting and accessing the personal data of the users and also giving the data to its parent company- Facebook.
After receiving much criticism by its users and tech experts, WhatsApp finally decided to speak up and respond to it. Its response to the response was more about accusations and allegations rather than being defensive and explaining themselves and putting their points ahead.
WhatsApp responded to these criticism by counter-criticizing. WhatsApp alleged that other social media and messaging applications and tech companies too show disparagement for user’s privacy. As much as this might be true, this is still an argument that could easily backfire on WhatsApp itself.
A report was collected where WhatsApp had mentioned that many other apps like the food delivery app- Zomato, ride and traveling app- Ola and other Governmental apps and websites like Aarogya Setu and IRCTC and video conferencing applications like Zoom, collect almost similar amount of data or perhaps even more that can be shared or breached.
The statement given by WhatsApp also accuses US tech companies like Google, and Amazon for doing the same. WhatsApp also mentioned the names of Republic World, the digital firm which is the part of Republic TV.