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2018 / ISSUE 107 7 GUESTLIST GOOD EGGS In the user agreement, WhatsApp states that "Facebook will not use your WhatsApp messages for any purpose other than to assist us in operating and providing our Services". This small sentence may seem fairly harmless, but there is a lot going on under the surface. To begin with, the 'services' that are mentioned over 200 times in the document are never actually defined, which is strange given how specific they are about all the other terms used. This vagueness makes a lot of room for justification of data sharing. At any point WhatsApp can say that the information they are giving to Facebook is to improve business intelligence, without actually specifying what this means. In addition, this statement is in contradiction with other parts of the document, which say that "We do not retain your messages in the ordinary course of providing our Services to you". But how can messages be shared with Facebook if they are not retained? The dodgiest thing about this, however, is that WhatsApp is sharing data and messages with Facebook since 2016, despite having been told not to do so. Germany, the UK and France all warned WhatsApp against the move and the French watchdog, the Chair of the National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) even went so far as to conduct an investigation and to have the company attend hearings and surrender information (the latter of which WhatsApp pointedly did not do). Privacy advocacy groups such as The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) have requested that users be able to opt out of the data sharing move, but this has so far been ignored by both Facebook and WhatsApp. Concerns have been raised about WhatsApp's latest app update. The messaging service, which was bought by Facebook in 2014 for a staggering $19 billion is sharing information and even messages with its parent company. HOW WHATSAPP IS SLOWLY SACRIFICING YOUR PRIVACY SMELLS DODGY Almost 700,000 women, children and men have fled Myanmar due to Buddhist extremists who have pushed them out of their homes, using any means necessary. The violence and atrocities forced on several of the Rohingya refugees has forced them to flee to refugee camps in nearby Bangladesh in recent months. "Most of these refugees have settled in two sprawling camps just over the border: Kutupalong and Balukhali," Stanton wrote on his GoFundMe page. "While aid agencies such as the (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) are doing their best to cope with the humanitarian crisis, most refugees are provided with only the basics they need to survive." Stanton created the fundraiser to help build "durable" houses for those living in plastic shelters, especially as Monsoon season approaches. Each house will cost $630 and will be able to hold a family of six. "The houses we are helping to build are special," Stanton explained. "They are made of bamboo. They have two bedrooms, which will allow a small degree of privacy and dignity for large families. They have a kitchen area. These things sound simple, but under the current conditions, they represent a huge leap in comfort and security." The GoFundMe campaign has raised well over $1,127,900, surpassing Stanton's inital $1 million goal. With the help of the Love Army, the money will build 1,500 homes and even the labour costs will be given back to the community, as the houses will be built by the refugees themselves. The GoFundMe donations will be used to build houses for thousands of refugees crossing into Bangladesh from Myanmar. HUMANS OF NEW YORK' PHOTOGRAPHER BRANDON STANTON RAISES OVER $1MIL FOR ROHINGYA REFUGEES

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