So you’ve quit Facebook, deleted the app from your phone, cleared every cookie out of your browser history, asked the company to delete all your data and endured the mandatory one-month cooling-off period. Finally you are safe from the clutches Mark Zuckerberg. 

Or so you thought. Even if you don’t use Facebook, you probably use WhatsApp – the privacy-conscious citizen’s chat app of choice, with all messages fully encrypted. Perhaps you are part of the wave of people switching from public social media to private messaging. Sure, you might know that WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, but you also know that the two apps have historically been kept separate.

Now that is starting to change. Earlier this…

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