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WhatsApp to start sharing user data with Facebook

WhatsApp to start sharing user data with Facebook:

WhatsApp says that sharing this information means Facebook can offer better friend suggestions by mapping users’ social connections across the two services, and deliver more relevant ads on the social network. Additional analytics data from WhatsApp will also be shared to track usage metrics and fight spam.

WhatsApp now provides about the best security of any chat application that is available. Sadly, the privacy aspects of the company are now being weakened as Facebook more fully integrates WhatsApp into the broader range of Facebook companies.