2021-01-16 00:00:00, Zak Doffman, Forbes

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WhatsApp Vs Messenger

Apple App Store 'Privacy Labels'

In reality, the WhatsApp debacle has distracted attention away from just how bad Messenger's invasion of your privacy is.

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Prompted by an unfortunate series of events, some woefully mismanaged PR, and a widely misreported story, WhatsApp is now damaged.

But, as things stand, Messenger does monitor content, and you'll note that "health and fitness," "sensitive info" and "financial info" are among the mass of user data fields it admits to collecting through its Messenger platform.

"People should be able to communicate securely and privately with friends and loved ones without anyone-including Facebook-listening to or monitoring their conversations," Facebook's Jay Sullivan told a senate committee in 2019.

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