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WhatsApp shares phone number and contact details with Facebook

WhatsApp said that they are not going to share any kind of content with Facebook as WhatsApp have no access to the content. WhatsApp only store user name,phone number and information regarding other users with whom they are in contact on it’s server. This information was provided to the Delhi high court by senior advocate Siddharth Luthra who is representing WhatsApp.
The bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal directed WhatsApp to file an affidavit regarding this.

A PIL has been filed in Delhi High Court by Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi against the new policy of sharing data with Facebook.
Senior advocate Pratibha Singh, who was representing petitioners Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi argued that the new privacy policy issued by WhatsApp clearly stated that if a user chose to opt out of the sharing of information for Facebook ads and products, the information shared via WhatsApp could “still be used for other purposes”.

WahtsApp was acquired by Facebook in February 2016 for US $ 19 billion. In August 2016 WahtsApp changed it’s privacy policy. According to new privacy policy WahtsApp will share user’s account information with Facebook, consisting of the phone number of the account owner and aggregated analytical data.

 

Facebook announced to shut down its cloud platform Parse

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Facebook is shutting down its cloud platform Parse. Image Credit Parse

According to a blog post, Facebook is shutting down its Parse mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) cloud.Parse will be fully retired after a year-long period ending on January 28, 2017.

Facebook acquired Parse in 2013.

Parse was launched in year 2013 and after that

“We’re proud that we’ve been able to help so many of you build great mobile apps, but we need to focus our resources elsewhere,” Facebook Parse chief technology officer Kevin Lacker

Facebook released a database migration tool to migrate Parse app data into any MongoDB database. Apart from this Parse Server will be now an Open Source software.