New Delhi: As WhatsApp teases users to either give their consent to sharing data with Facebook or lose their accounts after February 8, rival Telegram's Founder and CEO Pavel Durov on Saturday slammed the social media giant, saying it is no surprise that the flight of users from WhatsApp to Telegram, already ongoing for a few years, has accelerated.
What's app privacy and policy
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Will WhatsApp share your messages with Facebook?
Who will benefit from this move?
It is all about business. Facebook is going to have big profit from this as all these data from WhatsApp will go to Facebook. A number of companies like Facebook have created big data centres to keep information of millions of people and once Facebook shares this data with those companies, it will get massive benefit from them.
As per updates, Facebook's earnings in 2019 were Rs 5 lakh 21 thousand crore and its business will now grow further after WhatsApp receives data from 200 million people in the world.
More importantly, Facebook is a no stranger to accusations of violating users' privacy, problems that have cost the company billions in fines and fuelled mistrust among users.
According to Durov, Facebook has an entire department devoted to figuring out why Telegram is so popular.
"Imagine dozens of employees working on just that full-time. I am happy to save Facebook tens of millions of dollars and give away our secret for free: respect your users," he said in a statement.