Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 13-02-2019
Tech expert Toby Shapshack says WhatsApp users should be wary of the Facebook-owned messaging app after the string of privacy threats, breaches and scandals facing the social media company.
Shapshack, the publisher of Stuff Magazine was speaking to 702 on Tuesday about the dangers the app poses to users privacy.
He says Facebook has a history of exploiting data without the consent of users and could target the instant messaging service next.
Shapshak says the messaging app no longer offers enough security.
“There's a whole bunch of things that have gone wrong... Facebook said when they integrate WhatsApp they said there is no way to separate your phone number from your data, which has been proven as a straight out lie.”
Shapshack has advised smartphone users to consider switching to alternative messaging apps Telegram and Signal in order to make sure that user’s privacy is not compromised.