@MrSchizo Because when you use WhatsApp you give your whole address-book to Facebook and Facebook uses this data to build shadow-profiles of them (without their consent). This kind of meta data can quite effectively reveal their religion/political opinion/sexual orientation e.g. and this information can be quite dangerous for many people, if revealed publicly (or to law enforcement).
It's equivalent because you harm people without bad intentions in both cases.
@wildermann @wildermann you are absolutely right - but since Whatsapp became kind of standard and no one really seems to care about privacy anymore this will be a very difficult project. I‘m very interested in what they do in France with their matrix system. Maybe this will become a real alternative spread around the world
@ck you are right, that’s a bit of negative framing. Let‘s call them average users - but the problem remains no matter how you call them.....
DAU is a term which could roughly be translated as "most stupid user" and the acronym is intended to sound like GAU (worst case considered when planning the operation of a nuclear power plant).
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