What’s Up New Policy

My take it could be more of under table business trade agreement between
Whatsapp and Signal.
After the announcement from Elon Musk [coincidentally the world’s richest
man] for guys to move to signal app the stock jumped to 1100%.
Screenshot on the trade app overview.
Intresting times both for data privacy and financial services.

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021, 00:39 Mwendwa Kivuva via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Those new terms from Facebook/WhatsApp are terrible. Bad for privacy.
>
> To illustrate how good laws and punitive fines protect citizens, Facebook
> has different rules for Europe. Because of GDPR, these new changes do not
> appear in the European version of the updated terms and conditions.
> Facebook later confirmed that the rules will not apply in the EU, EEA, or
> the UK.
> digit.fyi/facebook-to-access-whatsapp-user-data-except-in-europe/
>
> It seems the rest of the world does not matter, even with Data Protection
> laws available in countries like Kenya. Perhaps it is contempt from
> Facebook for smaller jurisdictions (What will you do? attitude. – Mtado?).
> This would be a good intray for the new Kenyan Data Commissioner.
>
> My take is that the new rules will not hurt WhatsApp in the long run
> because of the phenomenon called Network Effect (the value or utility a
> user derives from a good or service depends on the number of users of
> compatible products) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_effect
>
> Those Church groups, Estate groups, Former school groups, investment
> groups, … are not moving to Signal or Telegram. A few techie groups and
> privacy-oriented groups may move, but my prediction is those are the
> exceptions.
> ______________________
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>
>
> On Mon, 11 Jan 2021 at 22:31, David Indeje via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Listers,
>>
>> I think all apps have been sharing our data. It is only that Facebook has
>> gone public, after all it also owns Instagram. What if it buys Signal for
>> the Signalers?
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 11, 2021, 8:23 PM John Kariuki via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Listers
>>>
>>> What are your thoughts on the new terms of service and privacy on What’s
>>> Up? Facebook plans to share What’s Up data with other Facebook products
>>> starting from 8th February 2021.
>>>
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