WhatsApp to Move Ahead with its Privacy Updates

Hi Wangu,

That is very puzzling indeed , it will be interesting to hear FB’s response
on this

Warmly
Mwara

On Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 8:57 PM Wangu Mwangi via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Apologies if I go a bit off track here as i just recently joined this
> conversation, but i wanted to share a personal experience i’m still
> puzzling over,
>
> A couple of weeks ago, i suddenly lost all my contact information (names
> of contacts i’d been communicating with for years were no longer showing up
> when receiving calls, and i couldn’t find contacts when doing a search. But
> what its most strange is that at exactly the same time, I started getting
> notifications from WhatsApp with guidelines for retrieving lost contacts.
>
> Does this mean i signed on to something i wasn’t even aware of? And if so,
> why would they mess up with saved information for contacts that aren’t even
> on my WhatApp lists? This is really frightening to me as a lay person. Any
> explanations?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Wangu
>
> On 24 Feb 2021, at 20:18, Keith Andere via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> Dear Mwara,
>
> These are pertinent questions you have raised here, and the discussion is
> really interesting.
>
> On question one, I think Facebook is not your ordinary platform to compare
> with other platforms such as bibles and picture filtering apps. I therefore
> care much more about the privacy of my data because it’s a piece to a
> bigger global puzzle. For me whatsapp is a platform where many aspects of
> my life connects, my family, chama, landlord alerts, Mpesa is now sending
> statements to whatsapp. I would not want to imagine that I would want any
> of this used for business purposes, especially when right to opt out is
> denied.
>
> I think this is also an opportunity to scale homegrown solutions and
> platforms because soon enough when we all move to platform B, they would
> pull the same strings on us! Seems we must buy our own lunch! I am still
> hanging on to the old terms waiting to be axed 🙂
>
> Ni hayo tu kwa sasa!
> Keith
>
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 7:39 AM Mwara Gichanga via kictanet <
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>
>> Dear listers,
>>
>> Thanks to those who managed to contribute to the discussions yesterday.
>> We are still collating our questions to Facebook regarding this subject.
>> Today let’s talk about what’s at stake with the new terms. To guide our
>> discussions, let’s ponder over these questions:
>>
>> 1. We already have applications that mine our instant generated data from
>> our mobile phones(eg bible apps, mobile lending apps, games etc). What’s
>> different with Whatsapp getting this data?
>>
>> 2. Is there anyone who has accepted these terms already? What’s your
>> experience so far?
>>
>> Lets continue the conversation!
>>
>> Warmly
>> Mwara
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