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WhatsApp Delays Rollout of New Privacy Tools After User Backlash

WhatsApp is delaying a controversial update to its privacy policy after backlash from some users over how it would share data with Facebook Inc., which owns the popular messaging service.

The company, which has about two billion users, said they would have until May 15 to review and accept the new policy, which is when the data changes are set to go into effect. If users don’t do so by then, the app will eventually stop working for them, a spokesman said. Previously, the deadline for accepting the changes was Feb. 8, but WhatsApp said it would “go to people gradually to review the policy at their own pace.”

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