• Did you know Facebook owns WhatsApp? Most Americans don't, and that's a problem

    29 days ago - By Phone Arena

    If the massive Cambridge Analytica data collection scandal or more recent hacks of a staggering number of Facebook accounts made you delete the world-dominant social network and move to Instagram and WhatsApp, you might be missing an important point.
    The three brands are actually owned by the same company, which is a detail most tech-savvy consumers are well aware of. But even though Facebook closed its highly publicized WhatsApp acquisition around four years ago, a big chunk of the latter's users may not be as knowledgeable about the two's tight relationship as you think.
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  • 50% of American WhatsApp users don't know it's owned by Facebook

    50% of American WhatsApp users don't know it's owned by Facebook

    29 days ago - By The Next Web

    Just over half of Americans who have used WhatsApp in the last six months are unaware that it's owned by Facebook. This, my friends, is a pretty high figure. The research was carried out by DuckDuckGo, the privacy-protecting search engine. The same survey found that 56 percent of Americans who had used Waze, the navigation app, in the past six months didn't realize Google owned it. Let's have a look at a pie chart of the WhatsApp data, because who doesn't love a pie chart? DuckDuckGo has carried out a similar survey before, finding out that 57 percent of...
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