You have agreed to this… and so have I.

by | Mar 11, 2024

If you are a WhatsApp User, this is for you.

Most of us never read the Terms and Conditions

When you sign up for a free service like WhatsApp, you may not realise that you’re giving up certain rights to your content.

In the case of WhatsApp, their terms of service outline that by using their platform, you grant them a broad license to use, reproduce, and distribute the information you upload or send. This means that while your messages are encrypted for privacy, WhatsApp still has the right to access and utilise the content you share on their platform.

…say what?

This trade-off is common with many free online services.

By offering their platform for free, companies like WhatsApp rely on user data to generate revenue through targeted advertising or other means. While this can provide users with a valuable service at no cost, it’s essential to understand the implications of giving up certain rights to your data.

Ultimately, users must weigh the benefits of a free service against the potential privacy concerns and decide whether the trade-off is worth it for them. Think before you send that PIC!

You have agreed to these terms… and so have I

To check out the WhatsApp Terms of Service, just click HERE and go to Licenses

For advice on what NOT to share on WhatsApp, start with their advice HERE


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