A few days ago we told you that WhatsApp It is in the crosshairs of many users because of some supposed listening. An engineer confirmed that the app constantly activated the microphone in the background, which users could understand as spying. Now we finally have one whatsapp statement about it, which does not seem too convincing to anyone. WhatsApp says it doesn’t spy on anyoneand justifies it by blaming Google.
WhatsApp eavesdropping is a Google fault bug
WhatsApp has only taken a couple of days to come to the fore. The company has confirmed that the capture of the evidence is real, since it has not denied it. Yes indeed, He has blamed Google for what happened. More specifically to Android. These are the words of the app:
“We believe this is a bug in Android that incorrectly assigns information in the privacy panel” “We have asked Google to investigate and fix it”
according to whatsapp the bug is from android, which shows the activation of the microphone, by mistake, randomly and constantly. The “good” news here is that Google has not denied that it is their mistake. After the words of WhatsApp, the big G has confirmed that they take these errors very seriously and that they are working to solve it.
That is, indirectly Google blames itself for the problem and assumes it. And it makes some sense that it is an error, since in these activations the Android microphone does not show any signal to the user, something mandatory according to the operating system code.
In social networks, no one has been comfortable with these statements. Users keep commenting on the possibility that WhatsApp spies on users. They even treat Google as complicit in the matter. What do you think?