WhatsApp to Move Ahead with its Privacy Updates

Ali and Barrack, I totally agree with you.

Lakini why are we only treating it as a matter of individual consent?

Will this become a new trend where tech monopolies will be baiting people
with free products to a point their platforms become essential services,
then boom! New strange updates.

Where does consumer protection come in.

On Tue, Feb 23, 2021, 08:57 Ali Hussein via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> @Barrack Otieno <otieno.barrack@gmail.com> kabisa kaka.
>
> So here’s the thing. Wacha nifungue roho as GG keeps on saying.
>
> I have been warning people for years that there’s nothing for free.
> Facebook is a marketplace. And if you are not selling or buying you are the
> product. Plain and simple. Kwani hio platform ilijengwe na nini (how do you
> think the platform was built?) We have a saying in Kiswahili –
>
> Ukiona vyaelea jua vimeundwa.
>
> The choice is simple. Put up or ship out. If the Australian government has
> buckled to the muscle of Facebook who are we?
>
> 🙂
>
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> On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 8:51 AM Barrack Otieno <otieno.barrack@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> 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
>>>
>>> *Ali Hussein*
>>>
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>>> On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 10:34 PM Liz Orembo via kictanet <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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?
>>>>
>>>> The floor is open!
>>>> —
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>>>> Best regards.
>>>> Liz.
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