After Facebook bought WhatsApp for way too much money, the company reiterated a promise to its users: It would never allow its service to be used by advertisers to message users. Founder Jan Koum once said,
We knew we could do what most people aim to do every day: avoid ads.
This is a sharp change in policy for the company, but one that everyone knew was coming. For users whose accounts existed before the change, you will be able to turn off the Facebook sharing option. However, WhatsApp said,
So, checkbox or not, Facebook will know a lot more about you if you use WhatsApp.
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