WhatsApp has come under fire for a controversial update allowing user data sharing with its parent company Facebook. Video / SABC
WhatsApp users have been urged to check their privacy settings after the platform’s reportedly “secret” update.
The Facebook-owned platform, which made headlines earlier this month after controversially updating to facilitate data sharing with its owner, has come under fire a second time, with social media users declaring it recently changed its group settings to include “everyone” by default – meaning people you don’t know can add you to a group without your knowledge.
“These people may include scam messages, loan sharks, etc,” Mobberley NW wrote on Twitter.
According to Forbes, though, it’s not a recent change – the default setting was introduced back in 2019.
“The reality is, that this…