People who were already privacy-conscious started to migrate to other apps like Telegram or Signal. Elon Musk tweeted telling users to "use Signal" which caused the largest digital migration in history of the Internet.
The inability to opt-out
The exemption of some countries like Europe
This is no surprise as the EU has very strict privacy laws. In 2016 Facebook was fined $122 million in fines because it mislead the EU regulators into believing that Whatsapp and Facebook had no possibility of integration with each other. The very thing it was now doing openly.
Whatsapp's Perfect Trap
A future without privacy
In the ever changing world of Internet, privacy of data has never been important for anyone. Most of us use Google to find answers to our questions, Whatsapp & Facebook to communicate with our friends and family. To us these are just tools like an axe or a saw for a carpenter. A means to an end.
Unfortunately, we have fed the giant and continue to feed it. The future of the Internet is bleak with nothing hidden from prying eyes. Why? Because we let these so-called tools establish themselves as essentials in our lives. Can you imagine spending a day without Whatsapp or Facebook or Instagram?
But the big question is: are we ready for a world without privacy of data?
A mass surveillance world
We, the users, are unknowingly beckoning the devil: a world where our every thought, every word will be watched, processed, used, and sold.
The leaks by Edward Snowden and Facebook's Cambridge Analytica Scandal are a clear warning for all of us. Is it too late to change this? The problem is clear but are we ready for the solution?
A telegraph from NotesnookDear reader,
I do not fancy a world where privacy is a foriegn concept. That is the very reason for which I was made. To carry the flag of privacy, freedom, and digital liberty. To prove that utility can exist with privacy. To say no to invasion of privacy.