Facebook admits it bungled its WhatsApp privacy policy update

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Facebook admits it bungled its WhatsApp privacy policy update

Facebook knows it screwed up. 

The social media giant published a blog post Thursday detailing the previously delayed privacy policy updates coming to WhatsApp, the messaging app Facebook purchased in 2014 for around $16 billion. In the post, which is designed to assuage users worried about WhatsApp sharing their data with Facebook (which it has for years), WhatsApp acknowledged that things didn’t go so well in the communication department. 

“We’ve reflected on what we could have done better here,” reads the blog post. “We’ll be doing much more to make our voice clear going forward.”

Part of that clarity, it seems, will come in the form of an in-app banner prompt that, starting in a few weeks, will encourage users to review the details of the new privacy policy.  Read more…

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