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Privacy groups tell FTC that WhatsApp users don't like Facebook deal

WhatsApp app on phone with Facebook logo.
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WhatsApp app on phone with Facebook logo.

$19 billion or no $19 billion, not everyone's happy about the Facebook/WhatsApp deal.

According to comments filed with the Federal Trade Commission on Friday, privacy groups say that WhatsApp users don't want the company to be bought by Facebook, and urged the agency to investigate the deal.

Those groups, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy, also urged FTC to investigate the $16 billion deal. The Hill first reported the story.


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