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WhatsApp users get prompt to accept new terms of service, privacy policies

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WhatsApp is alerting its users globally with an in-app notification about updates to its terms of service and privacy policies. It told users that those who do not consent to its changed policies will be unable to use the application thereafter. The Facebook-owned messaging app's new sets of policies — which were changed last on January 4, 2021 — will go live on February 8, 2021. The new policies are largely expanded and better-explained versions of their existing conditions, with some new additions. The updated policies (terms of service and privacy) contain language on how user data is processed by the company. It also has new sections on how businesses can use WhatsApp to communicate with each other, likely in line with Facebook's push to generate more revenue from the messaging app. Additionally, the policies deal with connections within the Facebook's…

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