Re: Bah - one look at the requested permissions was enough for me
The problem is that Whatsapp has all the phone numbers/contacts on a users phone.
The problem is people posting info and photos of other people on their facebook account.
Also people blindly following signup instructions like on Linkedin to share their email account with the so called Social Media so all the data can be mined and all the addresses spammed.
The Regulators are largely ignoring it all and only take notice if there is outrage on mainstream media. They are not proactive about misuse of clear single pixels, 3rd part cookies (both should be illegal), icons with tracking scripts etc.