WhatsApp says: No, we can’t see your private messages – and neither can Facebook

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has published a new FAQ that aims to clear up misunderstandings over a planned update to its privacy policy, which some people thought would force them to permit WhatsApp to share profile data, phone numbers and diagnostic data with Facebook. Chatter on social media about the policy change caused a mini exodus among WhatsApp’s two billion users to Signal — a messaging app that most security experts recommend.

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