While Whatsapp claims to be the most secure and reliable messaging application, it’s not new that they are using your data to show relevant ads on your phone. Whatsapp’s developer is Facebook, and they collect information about you, what you like, what you share, what you search, everything. In 2018, Facebook’s data-sharing deals were exposed.
They may not be letting people take it away by the bucket load, but they do reward companies with access to data that others are denied. If they place a high value on the business they do together. This is just another form of selling
Well, that’s old news now and people are no longer worried about it. However, the daily messenger application which we use to contact our friends and family might be collecting our data. Whatsapp is supposed to be the most secure messaging platform.
Is WhatsApp listening to our calls?
Recently, the usage of Whatsapp increased because of the pandemic. Most of the people use it for video chatting and voice calls to stay in contact with their friends. Facebook is helping a lot during the pandemic by releasing some amazing features, no doubt. However, reports started popping up that “Whatsapp” is actually listening to our audio calls and later show stuff relevant to what was discussed in the call. Now you must be thinking, how Whatsapp is suppose to understand every language? Listening does not mean that they are listening to your whole call, it’s all about the keywords you use. For example, a shopping brand name, company’s name, or a product.
This is not alarming news though, it’s not like they are giving your information to anyone or collecting your data to sell it. But they claim our chats are end-to-end encrypted. There is nothing you can do to stop the application from listening or collecting your data.
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios.
When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games