According to a TOI report, the government is "collecting details" about the matter and looking at the changes that Facebook has introduced to the policy of WhatsApp which would share the data of users with the company.
"We can't see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook", WhatsApp said in a blog post. With some of the rumors going around, we want to answer some of the common questions we have received.
Under the new terms, Facebook reserves the right to share collected data with its family of companies.
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This kickstarted a spate of conversations as well as memes on the internet over WhatsApp's alleged sharing of user information with Facebook. Many users have also started shifting to rival platforms like Telegram and Signal, and these platforms have seen millions of downloads globally in the immediate aftermath of the event.
Signal is a cross-platform end-to-end encrypted messaging service that allows users to have one-on-one conversations and group chats.
In addition, WhatsApp stated that it cannot keep logs of who everyone is messaging or calling, see the shared location and neither can Facebook. We do not share your contacts with Facebook or the other apps Facebook offers....
"Whether you communicate with a business by phone, email, or WhatsApp, it can see what you're saying and may use that information for its marketing purposes, which may include advertising on Facebook".
"This has become all the more important over the a year ago with people needing to conduct commerce remotely", Cathcart said adding that WhatsApp works with Facebook to support millions of micro businesses around India.
More than two billion people in over 180 countries use the app, which is now available as a free download.