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WhatsApp to Move Ahead with its Privacy Updates

Liz

We have none. We gave away our rights. The only remedy is to walk away…

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On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 9:12 AM Liz Orembo <lizorembo@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
>>
>> 🙂
>>
>> *Ali Hussein*
>>
>> Digital Transformation
>>
>>
>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>
>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>
>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>
>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>> <ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely
>> mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the
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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*
>>>>
>>>> Digital Transformation
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>>>
>>>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>>>
>>>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>>>
>>>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>>> <ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely
>>>> mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the
>>>> organizations that I work with.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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!
>>>>> —
>>>>>
>>>>> Best regards.
>>>>> Liz.
>>>>>
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