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Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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3/18/2014 | 3:34:20 PM
Re: Re : Facebook's WhatsApp Deal Under Fire
You can read more about it here.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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3/18/2014 | 2:47:17 PM
Re: Re : Facebook's WhatsApp Deal Under Fire
WhatsApp's founder, Jan Koum, responded to claims today that Facebook will change the service's privacy policies, calling the rumors inaccurate and careless.
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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3/13/2014 | 6:22:42 AM
Re : Facebook's WhatsApp Deal Under Fire
@ Kristin Burnham, it is a very simple question for me at least. If I am using one service and satisfied with the terms of usage as well, then suddenly someone else purchases that service and brings in totally different terms and conditions of use, I would certainly think more than once whether or not to use that service anymore. With Facebook, one would have to be vigilant against subtle terms as well.
Kristin Burnham
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3/12/2014 | 2:40:29 PM
Re: Well
The deal is set to be finalized later this year. It will be interesting to see if anything does stall or prevent it.
Madhava verma dantuluri
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Madhava verma dantuluri,
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3/11/2014 | 11:23:05 PM
Well
Well, i dont understand what really can stop the acquisition now.
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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3/11/2014 | 1:50:51 PM
Re : Facebook's WhatsApp Deal Under Fire
I thought of it something like we used to read when it mentions privacy advocates. It is kind of redundant that privacy advocates say about privacy violations and that too goes without any action taken. This time it is different and it has more noticeable content in it. It does make sense too so I just hope that it doesn't go unheard.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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3/10/2014 | 11:48:50 AM
Re: This complaint has a first name; it's O-S-C-A-R...
Facebook did the same thing when it acquired Instagram, and that service is still going strong. I get the impression that this complaint may be more for consumer awareness than to elicit actual action. As you mentioned, I'm not sure there's much the FCC could do, if the Instagram example sets the precedent. We'll see how it plays out.
Joe Stanganelli
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3/9/2014 | 11:38:30 AM
Re: Huh?
Terms of Service are still a contract.

You are correct, though, that generally the main thing a company has to do when it changes the terms or the privacy policy is make users click "I agree" to the new terms or lock them out of the service.  Of course, if a user doesn't agree and chooses to simply stop using the service, then he can't be subject to the new terms.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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3/9/2014 | 11:34:54 AM
Re: already deleated
With all due respect... You don't trust Facebook with your user data...but you trust Google??????
Joe Stanganelli
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3/9/2014 | 11:33:43 AM
Re: Will you still use it?
My guess is that the acquisition of WhatsApp was purely defensive -- and, as such, very little will change with the app (think Instagram, or Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr).
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