WhatsApp’s extended time is running out! – Science Technology News


The period extended to May 15 for the privacy agreement updated by WhatsApp, the instant messaging application purchased by Facebook, expires. In the first statement made by the company, the accounts of those who do not accept the new confidentiality agreement after this date will be suspended and then deleted. However, in the last written statement, it was stated that his account will not be suspended.

HERE ARE THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE EXPECTING SUBSTANCE USERS

According to the company’s latest statement, the problems awaiting users who do not approve the contract after May 15:

After May 15, nobody’s account will be deleted or its functions will be lost. Contract reminders will be made continuously for a while.

The contract alert will become permanent after a while, and functionality will be reduced for users who have not yet approved.

You will not be able to access your chat list. However, you will be able to answer phone and video calls made to you.

If your WhatsApp notifications are turned on, you will be able to respond to incoming messages or initiate calls you missed.

The limited usage will take a few weeks, if you haven’t accepted it yet, you won’t be able to use WhatsApp.

EXPERTS ASSESSED THE DECISION

The experts, who evaluated the confidentiality agreement and the statement made by the company, said that personal information was already used and that it was only made official. Drawing attention to the aim of making money with regulation, Software Engineer Prof. Dr. Ali Okatan warned citizens not to share bank information such as IBAN over WhatsApp after May 15.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WAS ALREADY USED, IF I HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED

Stating that they aim to officialize personal data is already used with the new policy, Istanbul Aydın University (IAU) Engineering Faculty Software Engineering Department Head Prof. Dr. Ali Okatan says that WhatsApp does not use personal information with end-to-end encryption method and correspondence is secure, but this is not true. Facebook and many affiliated companies want to use people’s personal information. Personal information was already used, now they want to make it official with the updated privacy policy. In the future, they may encounter many legal problems, they take precautions. Personal data protection law is extremely strict. They also want the consent of the people to be protected from the consequences of the law. If you approve the privacy policy, your name, address, they say they did not receive the messages, but I think they did, all other information will be received by the company. He said that this information is sold to companies that advertise on Facebook and they make money like this.

PEOPLE WILL SAY ‘YES’ AFTER A TIME

Stating that they learn the habits of people and aim to market appropriate products, Prof. Dr. People will say yes to everything when they download a program to their computer or phone, and likewise will say yes to this arrangement. Personal information will also go where necessary. I think alternative applications will be the same after a while. Because they need personal information to survive. He said that they will learn your habits and market suitable products for you through this information.

DO NOT PASS AN IBAN TO ANYONE, DO NOT SEND PHOTOS OF CHILDREN

Stating that the IBAN numbers of the persons contain a lot of information, Prof. Dr. Okatan, do not post an IBAN to anyone on WhatsApp after 15 May. Do not share information about money transfers. It contains a lot of information in its IBAN number, from the name of the bank to the country, to the account information of the persons. Also, do not send photos of your children to anyone. It warned that these photos could be used maliciously if they somehow got into the hands of others.

AMERICA CASE CAN BE OPENED

Stating that no money is paid while using WhatsApp, Istanbul Aydın University Faculty of Law Faculty Member, IT law expert Assoc. Dr. Murat Volkan Dülger, on the other hand, turns this place into a commercial medium to meet its expenses. For this, it wants people’s personal data. He is preparing to sanction those who do not allow them to use their personal information. It gradually restricts your use of the application, forcing you to grant that permission. The headquarters of the company is not in Turkey, so you can go to the USA to sue for consumer rights violations. At that time, there will be a confusion about which country’s laws will be applied because the separation of law is not in America but in Turkey. It has a fairly long run. Attorney fees in America are also much higher than in our country. He said that it seems difficult to seek legal rights after a civil initiative in Turkey did not initiate the process of filing a lawsuit in the USA.

THEY AIM TO LEARN YOUR PROFILE AND SELL THE PRODUCTS

Stating that the company did not say anything about what to do with personal data, Dülger said, “The purpose of the application was to be a private conversation tool from person to person. Third parties could not intervene in this conversation. Still such content is not intervened. But who did you meet, how much you talked to, from which location you met. So, to understand your social personality, it wants to share its data with Facebook, which bought it. Thus, it aims to better profile individuals and practice behavioral advertising. In other words, it wants to sell you the products you need better. “They aim to sell their data to commercial companies and earn money,” he said.

GO TO OTHER APPLICATIONS

Stating that the laws in Turkey are sufficient, Dülger said that while the company makes a special arrangement for EU countries, it does not value people living in other countries. People may also turn to other applications. But people should know that the contents of their conversations are not disclosed to third parties. He said that only metadata, which we call metadata, is shared.