India wants WhatsApp to retract its controversial privacy policy

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After user backlash, governments are also joining in criticizing WhatsApp’s controversial privacy policy change. Today, the Indian government asked the app to withdraw its new policy. In a letter addressed to the WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that these “unilateral changes are not fair and acceptable.” This comes a day after WhatsApp’s legal representatives appeared in the Delhi High Court to defend a petition that claimed the new privacy policy allowed snooping on users without any restrictions. Earlier in the month, WhatsApp informed users of a policy change through a pop-up in the app. The new…

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