WhatsAPP and Privacy

This was posted to diaspora recently.

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/01/22/whatsapp-beta-build-has-hidden-setting-to-share-data-with-facebook/

As users of the internet we should have the RIGHT to privacy, as users we need to question things like this. Ask questions (awkward ones at that)  and keep asking until we are satisfied with the answers given,  in the mean time perhaps move to decentralised services.  If we also take part in those communities those services will get better over time but still remain with the users who are in control.