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WhatsApp claims to collect very little data from users

In the meantime, the Facebook company at the center of the hurricane for the scandal regarding the leak of users' personal data, even some of its services that are part of its network, are sifted through. In the past, in fact, Whatsapp had to face some disputes regarding the sharing of some user data with Facebook, and now, in light of the ongoing scandal, the company has come forward to reassure users.

WhatsApp: is end-to-end encryption enough to reassure users of privacy?

According to the same WhatsApp development team, in fact, since communications enjoy the end-to-end encryption security, the number of data that can be collected about it very little. This is despite some experts claiming that the company still tracks users' messages.

WhatsApp "width =" 640 "height =" 427 "srcset =" 640w, files / 2018/04 / WhatsApp-Privacy-1-630x420.jpg 630w "sizes =" (max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px "/></p><p>Speaking to<em>Press Trust of India</em>, a <strong>spokesman for the WhatsApp team</strong> stated that:</p><blockquote><p>“WhatsApp collects very little data and every message encrypted with the end-to-end technique. Contrary to recent comments from the media, we do not track the messages sent by our users to their contacts. "</p></blockquote><p>However, these claims <strong>are disputed</strong> from<em>Vivek Wadhwa</em>, a technological and academic entrepreneur who declared to the same newspaper:</p><blockquote><p>“End-to-end communication between users encrypted and as stated by the WhatsApp team, it can also be secure, but the metadata and call information are probably extracted from the company. WhatsApp itself has admitted that it is sharing information about identity and devices with the Facebook platform, allowing it to do the dirty work of spying on users. "</p></blockquote><p>Certainly not minor accusations, which can also have some impact considering <strong>the period</strong> in which for now the whole society is sailing. Unfortunately however, regardless of whether WhatsApp collects data from its users, getting rid of its not so easy service, given <strong>the amount of people who use the app</strong> messaging, especially for work or even for school. Or maybe it can be a good opportunity <strong>for competition</strong> to grow further?</p><p>Thanks for subscribing! Please check your email for further instructions.</p><p></p><!-- WP QUADS Content Ad Plugin v. 1.8.17 --><div class=