Response to Elon Musk's claim that "WhatsApp is not secure" has arrived

Elon Musk reiterated the claim that WhatsApp exports user data every night, sparking a debate on social media. A response from WhatsApp’s chief was not delayed.
Response to Elon Musk

Elon Musk claimed on the X platform that WhatsApp collects user data daily and uses it for targeted advertising. WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart responded, asserting that this is not true.

Musk: WhatsApp exports user data every night

Musk sparked the debate by alleging that WhatsApp exports user data every night, then analyzes it and uses it for targeted advertising, effectively turning users into a product.

WhatsApp Chief: Messages are end-to-end encrypted

In response to Musk’s claim, the head of WhatsApp said, “Many people have already said this, but it’s worth repeating; this is not true. We take security seriously, which is why we encrypt messages end-to-end. Messages are not sent to us or exported every night.”

Security Researcher: WhatsApp shares metadata with Meta companies

Security researcher Tommy Mysk stated that despite messages being end-to-end encrypted, WhatsApp shares some metadata with other Meta companies. This includes information such as the user’s location, contacts, and online activity patterns.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp’s privacy policy indicates that it uses some user information to display relevant offers and advertisements on Meta products.

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