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WhatsApp and Telegram

Postby 56G80S » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:58 pm

Hi All

I see from my various opening of WhatsApp messages that there is a move for the parent company, Facebook, to share data between the two apps.

I no longer use Facebook, expect that my account has lapsed.

I plan to transfer to Telegram ( and there's another app too, can't recall the name) that does a similar thing to WhatsApp. Needs doing before the end of January.

I currently use DuckDuckGo as my internet app. It does not retain cookies, browsing history etc. It has reduce the volume of crap that comes into my inbox.

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Re: WhatsApp and Telegram

Postby SPRIDDLER » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:40 pm

Thanks for the tip, John. I also find it essential to keep abreast of the latest technology.

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Re: WhatsApp and Telegram

Postby 1608 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:25 pm

Nice one Nev :rofl: .
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Re: WhatsApp and Telegram

Postby spookefoote1956 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:38 pm

I think you're on about Signal Johnny. Elon Musk wants us all to move to it. Wonder why that is? Having looked at the new privacy agreement it appears that it only affects business whatsapping and no more data harvesting is done than when you're on Facebook or searching via Google, which is even more intrusive. Whatsapp is completely encrypted end to end and the messages couldn't be accessed by whatsapp even if they wanted to.

Data harvesting is a fact of life and I've read today that whatsapp are extending the period for "signing" so that users can fully take on board what the changes mean. Me, I'm not unduly concerned but remember that there's no such thing as a free app!
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Re: WhatsApp and Telegram

Postby Group Leader » Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:36 pm

spookefoote1956 wrote: ........ but remember that there's no such thing as a free app!


Precisely!

I hope that Fb, WhatsApp, Google etc enjoy learning about my interests. Their advertisers are not getting very rich from my purchases!

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Re: WhatsApp and Telegram

Postby clive » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:54 pm

They have suspended my whatsapp and facebook accounts because they feared i was organising a mass attack on the Kettering HQ.
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Re: WhatsApp and Telegram

Postby SPRIDDLER » Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:11 pm

clive wrote:They have suspended my whatsapp and facebook accounts because they feared i was organising a mass attack on the Kettering HQ.


No chance of me doing anything so dynamic as for the past year I've had Polar Bear syndrome.

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Re: WhatsApp and Telegram

Postby steven bell » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:45 pm

We also use Duck Duck go and we are looking into a new email provider. I only use what’s app when talking to my sister in the UK so that’s about ones a month or when someone dies

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Re: WhatsApp and Telegram

Postby spookefoote1956 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:38 pm

Actually Duck Duck go on its own isn't sufficient your ISP can still see the traffic. I use a VPN plus TOR plus Duck Duck go.
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Re: WhatsApp and Telegram

Postby 56G80S » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:52 pm

Spookey

"I think you're on about Signal Johnny. "

Nope, that's the other one I couldn't remember!

I'm talking about this - https://telegram.org/

Sprid - so you've been for a visit to the Weald & Downland, have you!

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