A privacy talk with WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton

They [users] feel more comfortable sharing even more trusted information, transactions and credit cards. Stuff like that. Through our systems.

It’s a feature of our product

We are trying at all times to balance privacy and security with simplicity. (…) The vast, vast majority of users really don’t care

We just didn’t want to inundate people with security notifications and create sort of an alarmist reaction

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