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WhatsApp has been fined $3.3 Million by Italy's 'anti-trust watchdog' for supposedly making the users of the messaging service agree to share their personal data with Facebook!

All 28 EU data protection authorities asked WhatsApp to stop sharing users' data with Facebook last year, as there were doubts over the validity of users' consent. 

The application led users to think that they would not be able to continue using WhatsApp unless they agreed to sharing personal data. 

For the moment, WhatsApp has said they are "reviewing the decision and look forward to responding to officials". 

There are other disputes regarding WhatsApp terms of use that the Italian Agency find unfair. For example, unexplained interruptions to service and only the provider having the right to terminate the agreement.

Hmmm... Stay tuned - interested to see what happens!

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