|Jan 28, 2013, 01:34 PM||#1|
WhatsApp Messenger Comes Under Scrutiny Over Privacy Practices
WhatsApp Messenger, a popular cross-platform SMS and group chat replacement, is the subject of a joint report between Canadian and Dutch authorities. The report says the app violates the countries' privacy laws because users are required to give the company access to both users and non-users in its address book, reports Reuters.
In iOS 6, Apple introduced a new feature that required user permission before apps could access the users location, calendar, contacts, reminders and photos. However, the feature does not allow users to only give access to certain contacts -- instead, users are required to give apps access to their entire address book.
WhatsApp Messenger is available for $0.99 on the App Store. [Direct Link]
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