WhatsApp: Share your data with Facebook or delete your account

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  1. stapp

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    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ur-data-with-facebook-or-delete-your-account/
     
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    https://www.reuters.com/article/wha...-new-whatsapp-terms-stir-debate-idUSL4N2JJ2JC
     
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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-whatsapp/whatsapp-to-delay-launch-of-update-business-features-after-privacy-backlash-idUSKBN29K2H8

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55683745
     
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    WhatsApp is pushing ahead with controversial changes to its terms of service, but altering the way it notifies users following a backlash.
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    Sorry if offtopic, but how to save all whatsapp data(text chats, pics, movies,etc) onto a windows PC without using google drive ?

    Which works better (more reliable) - whatsappweb or whatsapp for desktop ?

    Grateful for any tips/links -thanks

    Ska
     
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    This shows sad state of users awareness about TOS they agree to. WhatsApp for years have been legally sharing data with parent company - Facebook - because TOS allowed them. Content of private chat is E2E encryptes, so content is safe from that but all metadata and other data can (will) be shared.

    Search domain recoverit.wondershare.com for article "How to Backup WhatsApp Without Google Drive". They advise SD card to transfer files to PC, but you can also i.e. connect your PC via USB cable and transfer it that way.
     
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