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WhatsApp clearfy that your privacy won’t be affected if you don’t use these two optional features.



  • WhatsApp has issued a clarification that your privacy won’t be affected if you do not use two optional features.
  • The app recently announced that it is updating its terms of services and privacy policies from February 8.
  • WhatsApp faced a lot of backlash after this, prompting calls from people to use WhatsApp alternatives such as Signal and Telegram.

WhatsApp recently announced that it is updating its terms of service and privacy policies from February 8, 2021. After facing a lot of backlash from users over privacy concerns, the Facebook-owned messaging app has now issued a clarification that your privacy won’t be affected if you don’t use its two optional features.

In its FAQ section, WhatsApp has said that the new privacy policy does not affect the privacy of your messages with your friends and family. As per the company, the update will only affect the messages sent to business accounts on WhatsApp, which it adds is an optional feature.

WhatsApp has said that it offers end-to-end encryption for personal messages to all users and neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can read your messages or hear your calls with your friends and family.

It has further added that it does not keep logs of user’s messages and calls as it considers it would be ‘a privacy and security risk’.

WhatsApp has also added that it does not share your contacts with other apps from Facebook. The contacts are used to allow you to quickly message them from the app.

WhatsApp Business accounts will also be able to use Facebook’s Shops platform to display their products on WhatsApp. If you shop from businesses that are using the Shops platform, your shopping activity data will be shared with Facebook and it will be used to show ads on Facebook and Instagram

Additionally, Facebook will soon allow you to message businesses using WhatsApp using a button on its platform. When you message a business on WhatsApp, Facebook will be able to use this to data to show your similar ads on its platform.

While Facebook is not going to view your personal chats with friends and family, it will use your chats with businesses to show your more ads on Facebook, Instagram and other platforms from the company.

This means that while your personal data is still safe, your messages with businesses will soon be shared with Facebook.


Vitara Brezza or Urban Cruiser: Compare prices, design and model




While the rear design of both these SUVs is the same, the front of the Urban Cruiser has less chrome and more maturity; the Vitara Brezza has this almost full chrome grille that looks garish. At the same time, both aren’t as flashy as some newer sub-4 metre SUVs are, and both don’t really stand out on the road.


It’s not flashy, but functional-all controls are within easy reach of the driver, and functional elements include the 60:40 split and foldable rear seats, sliding front armrest, quite a spacious cabin and connectivity features-Toyota calls its infotainment system Smart Playcast while Maruti calls its Smartplay Studio.

Engine and driving

Both have the 1462cc petrol engine (103bhp; 138Nm). Gearbox options are either the 5-speed manual or 4-speed AT (fully automatic transmission). Driving experience of both is the same-quiet cabin, good acceleration, very good fuel efficiency (driving both in Delhi I got 16 km/litre), supportive seats and good steering feedback.


The ex-showroom starting price of the Urban Cruiser is a little over a lakh rupees more than that of the Vitara Brezza, because the former isn’t being offered in a bare-bones variant. Trim-to-trim, the Urban Cruiser is `5,000 more expensive than the Vitara Brezza. And yet the Urban Cruiser may come across as a ‘better buy’ to some because it’s being offered with a standard 3-year/1-lakh-km warranty, while the Vitara Brezza comes with the standard 2-year/40,000-km warranty. Moreover, there is a wee bit of newness to the Urban Cruiser; the Vitara Brezza just looks dated.

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