WhatsApp Privacy Controversy: Invite Links Appear On Google, Calls To Boycott Grow Louder

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Facebook-owned messaging service giant WhatsApp landed in another controversy after cybersecurity experts found many of the private group invite links and member profiles were accessible on the search engine Google. Security experts said that it led to many unwanted users being added to the groups and sharing unsolicited material in these groups, although the bug was removed later.

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Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and Founder, CEO, Greyhound research observed that Whtasapp’s user base comprises businesses/ enterprises both for internal communication as well as with the customers and hence the onus lies with them to use highly confidential information through more secure channels.

“Organisations scared of losing sensitive data to Facebook and other social media organisations need to first question why is such data being shared on consumer apps. It raises additional questions on their policies, efforts made to invest in secure collaboration tools, user education & onboarding,” he added.

Indian Express

<strong>Analyst: Sanchit Vir Gogia</strong>
Analyst: Sanchit Vir Gogia

Sanchit is the Chief Analyst, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Research, a Global, Award-Winning, Digital & Technology Research & Advisory firm.

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