WhatsApp requires access to your contact list


Service: WhatsApp
Status: DECLINED
Changes: 6
Source: link
Author: Photon Curator


You must use your phone number to register to this service. "Registration. You must register for our Services using accurate information, provide your current mobile phone number, and, if you change it, update your mobile phone number using our in-app change number feature. You agree to receive text messages and phone calls (from us or our third-party providers) with codes to register for our Services."


Comments:
On 2018-01-16 15:28:14 UTC, Deleted wrote:

imported from YW_XAJ09NVo

On 2018-01-16 15:28:52 UTC, Deleted wrote:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/tosdr/YW_XAJ09NVo/Sc2GvuvcccQJ http://www.whatsapp.com/legal/

> You expressly acknowledge and agree that in order to provide the Service,
> WhatsApp may periodically access your contact list and/or address book on
> your mobile device to find and keep track of mobile phone numbers of other
> users of the Service.

Not so bad considering this other section:

> We do not collect names, addresses or email addresses, just mobile phone
> numbers.

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On 2018-07-02 14:16:33 UTC, chris Staff wrote:

Verified.

On 2018-07-06 08:55:18 UTC, michielbdejong Staff wrote:

I could not find the quoted "WhatsApp may periodically access your contact list and/or address book" text which this text was originally about.

The snippet "You must register for our Services using accurate data, provide your current mobile phone number, and, if you change it, update this mobile phone number using our in-app change number feature." does exist, but that's about your own phone number, not the phone numbers of your friends!

On 2018-07-06 08:56:36 UTC, michielbdejong Staff wrote:

Ah, found it: "

Address Book. You provide us the phone numbers of WhatsApp users and your other contacts in your mobile phone address book on a regular basis. You confirm you are authorized to provide us such numbers to allow us to provide our Services.

"

On 2018-07-06 09:04:40 UTC, michielbdejong Staff wrote:

Switching quote to latest doc revision, ffe9...

On 2018-09-21 10:06:00 UTC, Michael Curator wrote:

changes-requested: I think here the case should also be changed to something related to personal information rather than security practices.

On 2018-11-02 08:32:55 UTC, import script Bot wrote:

scripted message: moving this point to Martin

On 2021-02-06 03:50:36 UTC, System Bot wrote:

DECLINED
Point automatically declined as no activity have been monitored over a course of 2 months



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Version 5: 2018-07-02 14:16:33 UTC by chris Staff

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Updated Analysis: You must use your phone number to register to this service. "Registration. You must register for our Services using accurate information, provide your current mobile phone number, and, if you change it, update your mobile phone number using our in-app change number feature. You agree to receive text messages and phone calls (from us or our third-party providers) with codes to register for our Services."

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