Richard Stallman's personal site.
For current political commentary, see
RMS's Bio |
The GNU Project
Reasons not to use WhatsApp
The personal data that WhatsApp collects is
available to Facebook.
Use of whatsapp requires giving a phone number.
Using WhatsApp requires you to run non-free software either in the form of
WhatsApp collects lots of personal information about each user,
including data given to it by other businesses. Search in
link for "information we collect".
As for what they say about how they do or don't use the data, they
probably do not interpret those words in the same way a non-lawyer
would. Also, the FBI can demand all that data at any time without a
warrant by means of the PAT RIOT Act, and it has no obligation to follow
WhatsApp's policies at all.