Pakistan is Working on its Own App, an Alternate to WhatsApp

The Federal Minister for IT informed that the country has developed an in-house app, an alternate to WhatsApp, namely Smart Office.

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Recently, National Information Technology Board (NITB) announced that after WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, the social networking app will start sharing users’ data with Facebook.

This policy by WhatsApp will be fully operational after Feb 08. NITB said:

Do not share sensitive information/ documents via WhatsApp at any cost.

WhatsApp users will have to agree to new terms to continue using their services,

It is further said that users’ data to be shared with Facebook includes location, IP address, phone and network operator details, monetary transactions, and payments.

Earlier, the app, after users’ consent, reserved the right to share some data including location and phone number with Facebook. This led governments around the globe to investigate the implications of data sharing.

Adding to this matter, Federal Minister for Information Technology Amin ul Haq informed that the country has developed an in-house app, an alternate to WhatsApp, namely Smart Office, and is currently under the testing phase.

Initially, it will be used by government officials and employees.

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