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WhatsApp plans to hold features for ransom until you accept privacy terms

WhatsApp users are being presented with something of a good news-bad news situation from the Facebook-owned chat app. A May 15 deadline to accept new privacy terms for WhatsApp is no longer going to be enforced. But users will eventually have to agree to the policy or slowly lose access to WhatsApp features.

As you may remember, WhatsApp rolled out a new privacy policy at the start of the year that would have shared data with Facebook, removing the ability to opt out. As you might imagine, that sparked some controversy among WhatsApp users, some of whom dropped the chat service. Those that remained were supposed to have a May 15 deadline for accepting the policy or have their accounts deleted.

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