SOUTH AFRICA

Whatsapp gave government the boot for selling your private data


WhatsApp appears to have booted the government’s communication app, GovChat, off its platform because it is concerned that user data is not secure and could be sold to third parties. However, chief executive of GovChat Eldrid Jordaan denied allegations that the country’s official citizen-government platform had breached any of WhatsApp’s policies. The spat between WhatsApp and GovChat, as well as another government communication platform, Let’s Talk, got ugly, with a complaint laid with the Competition Commission accusing WhatsApp – part of the massive Meta Group, which also owns Facebook and other big media platforms – of abuse of dominance after…

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