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Telegram now has 500m active users. ‘People rebel against Facebook!’



The new privacy policy implemented by WhatsApp’s parent company is the straw that broke the consumer’s back – Toby Shapshak

People everywhere are flocking to messaging apps like Signal and Telegram, in anticipation of pending changes in WhatsApp’s privacy policy.

The new terms will enable WhatsApp to share more data with parent company Facebook.

On Tuesday, the head of Telegram reported that the app had more than 500 million monthly active users in the first weeks of January, “25 million participating in the last 72 hours alone”.

Several experts have offered different opinions about the best trade of WhatsApp users.

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During an earlier interview on CapeTalk, social media law expert Emma Sadleir issued a strong warning about exposing children to Telegram.

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Bruce Whitfield interviews Toby Shapshak, publisher of Stuff magazine:

“We are forever in a kind of WhatsApp group … For that alone I just do not agree with the terms for February 8 and see what happens!”

What we are seeing is simply the further development of Facebook strategy to prevent the US government from breaking it. I think that’s the underlying motive.

Toby Shapshak, Publisher – Stuff Magazine

European regulators have repeatedly fined Facebook for breaking all the things they said it would not do with WhatsApp and it has simply stored all this data.

Toby Shapshak, Publisher – Stuff Magazine

Facebook basically controls the communication of the world, says Shapshak.

People fight against it as they should! You can see that everyone is trying the alternative … commissioned by this monolithic messaging company Facebook which has more than 2.2 billion people on the ‘mother ship’ …

Toby Shapshak, Publisher – Stuff Magazine

I think this is the straw that broke the consumer’s back when it comes to privacy … If you use Facebook, you’ve probably agreed to a whole lot of things you did not know you’ve agreed to mei!

Toby Shapshak, Publisher – Stuff Magazine

Everyone on Telegram will tell you … I scroll through five screens of sign-ups, very annoying!

Toby Shapshak, Publisher – Stuff Magazine

With so much of our personal information already there, why should we care that Facebook wants access to our WhatsApp data?

Shapshak says we need to take care.

It’s our most intimate, personal, private details – where we go, what we do, who our friends are …

Toby Shapshak, Publisher – Stuff Magazine

These big messaging companies are asking us to share all this extremely intimate information so as not to make our lives better! They do it because they make huge amounts of profit!

Toby Shapshak, Publisher – Stuff Magazine

What Facebook and Google sell is not a communication network for us – they sell us to their advertising clients!

Toby Shapshak, Publisher – Stuff Magazine

Neither Signal nor Telegram are owned by the world’s largest advertising company, earning billions by knowing what you’re up to, he says.

Listen to Shapshak’s passionate argument about The Money Show:


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