However, the 2.5 billion users are afraid and puzzled. As what does it mean and how it will impact their privacy and confidentiality…? People do realize that, if they search anything on Google, on Browser or any other search engines or watch particular type of videos on YouTube? From very next day, they will start receiving alert or popping up suggestions or ads for same types of products / videos. This is because on 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G network all the data and information are being stored in data centers and sold to the companies, through which these free apps or channels earns money but before it was being done without any agreement or disclosure, now to be on safer side and prevent from being sued by any of the user, WhatsApp is sending privacy agreement, so they could openly share the data to Facebook and to the companies. Do remember in this World, “Nothing Comes for Free” if you are using any app or platform for free, it means they are not charging money but making money by selling your data to the companies and in the marketplace worldwide. Hence, it means you are the product that they are selling.
*Daniyal Talat finished his Masters in Defense & Strategic Studies from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad.