WhatsApp to Move Ahead with its Privacy Updates

Morning Listers,

Looks like the train already left the station. I have noticed lately that
when i discuss a product on Whatsapp, i see it on my Facebook timeline. On
the flip side i don’t mind the new development since it makes my decision
making easier. Siri haiwekwi kwa simu ama namna gani @Ali Hussein
<ali@hussein.me.ke>

Regards

On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 8:22 AM Ali Hussein via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> This is an interesting development. I can’t understand what’s going on in
> Menlo Park, California. On the face of it seems like its Facebook vs the
> World.
>
> What gives? What are the algorithms and data telling them?
>
> Regards
>
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> On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 10:34 PM Liz Orembo via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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>> Greetings listers,
>>
>> It looks like WhatsApp privacy updates are still with us, just postponed
>> till 15th May. Check these links out:
>>
>> – WhatsApp to switch off messages for all who reject new terms :
>> www.bbc.com/news/technology-56154543
>> – WhatsApp to move ahead with privacy update despite backlash:
>> //www.reuters.com/article/facebook-whatsapp-privacy-idUSKBN2AJ0BC
>> <www.reuters.com/article/facebook-whatsapp-privacy-idUSKBN2AJ0BC>
>>
>> KICTANet in partnership with FB will hold a webinar *Tuesday on March
>> 2nd, from 11am to 12.30* noon. The FB team will respond to questions
>> that were raised earlier on this list, and new ones that may arise as a
>> result of these new updates.
>>
>> We therefore invite you to ask your questions here starting tomorrow
>> Tuesday February 23, 2020 to Thursday February 25, 2020. The questions will
>> be curated and the FB team will respond to them during the webinar on
>> Tuesday.
>>
>> Here are a few questions to guide our discussions:
>>
>> 1. 1. What trends are these updates going to set?
>> 2. These updates only apply in Europe because of the GDPR, yet our
>> own data protection Act mirrors these regulations. What can we make of this?
>> 3. What are the implications of the privacy updates on harvesting the
>> data and metadata for advertisement?
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>> The floor is open!
>> —
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>> Best regards.
>> Liz.
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