TOBY SHAPSHAK: No ad spam for WhatsApp
In a triumph for privacy, Facebook has dropped plans to introduce advertising on its messaging platform
Along with 1.5-billion other people, I breathed a huge sigh of relief last week. My relief was arguably as deep as when Eskom doesn’t load-shed SA for a week.
Facebook, the social media behemoth that makes its income from surveillance capitalism, said it would scrap plans to introduce advertising to its chat platform WhatsApp.