Wednesday, 19 March 2014
ICT News: WhatsApp: Facebook won't change our values on WhataApp.
WhatsApp founder Jan Koum wants you to know that your information is safe with him, even after the company is acquired by Facebook.
In fact, WhatsApp knows little about its more than 450 million users, compared to the social networking site. It only asks for your phone number and can access the phone numbers saved in your contact list -- and that's not about to change.
"You don't have to give us your name and we don't ask for your email address," CEO Jan Koum wrote in a post on the company's blog where he said he wanted to clear up inaccurate information circulating about what the new partnership with Facebook (FB, Fortune 500) means for users' data privacy.
WhatsApp has never collected or stored information like your birthday, home address or what you search for on the Internet, he wrote.