Facebook tightens grip on WhatsApp user data as U.S. lags on privacy


WhatsApp is forging ahead with a new privacy policy that will expand Facebook’s grip on consumer data, despite pressure from users and lawmakers to reverse course — intensifying alarm about Silicon Valley writing its own rules of the road on data in the absence of regulation in the U.S.

Under the new rules, set to take effect Saturday, users must agree to let Facebook use

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