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Fecha de la reseña 23/04/2020

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging clients in the world with over 2 billion (yes, billion) users worldwide. The app is encrypted by default with end-to-end encryption for both messages and calls, which is good for your privacy. It’s also owned by Facebook which means Facebook can access the personal data WhatsApp collects on you, which is bad for your privacy. When it comes to video, WhatsApp allows for one-on-one calls and group calling with up to eight people. Just beware, WhatsApp has a pretty well known misinformation problem.

Estándares mínimos de seguridad

Cinco pasos básicos que todas las empresas deberían tomar para proteger la privacidad de los clientes. Más información.

Calificación general de seguridad
5/5 estrella
Cifrado
Sí
WhatsApp encrypts messages by default with end-to-end encryption.
Actualizaciones de seguridad
Sí
WhatsApp releases updates around once a month, sometimes more often.
Contraseña fuerte
Sí
WhatsApp allows users to set up a fingerprint lock or faceID as an extra layer of security, although this is not on by default. Users can and should password protect their phone to keep unwanted people from making WhatsApp calls if they chose not to set up this extra security.
Gestiona las vulnerabilidades
Sí
Facebook has a bug bounty program
Política de privacidad
Sí
https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/#privacy-policy

¿Qué se requiere para registrarse?

A phone number is required to sign up for WhatsApp. Either a phone or email can be used to sign up for two-factor authentication within WhatsApp.

¿Cómo gestiona la privacidad?

¿Cómo comparte datos?
WhatsApp collects information on you such as phone number, name, profile picture, status, contacts and information other companies provide about you to WhatsApp. Whatsapp says it shares your personal information with third-party partners for operating and advertising purposes. WhatsApp is also owned by Facebook and shares your personal information with them. Facebook can then share your personal information with third-party partners and mix your data with information Facebook learns about you from any of Facebook’s companies. Because Facebook is well known for collecting a lot of information on its users and not alway handling that personal data with care, this raises some concern about how WhatsApp handles personal information as well.
¿Cómo se gestionan tus grabaciones?
WhatsApp doesn't allow for video chat recordings.
¿Te avisa cuando las llamadas están siendo grabadas?
N/A
Video calls can't be recorded within WhatsApp. Third party apps do exist that allow for call recording in WhatsApp however.
¿La plataforma dice que cumple con las leyes de privacidad médica de los Estados Unidos?
No
WhatsApp is not HIPAA compliant

¿Puedo controlarlo?

Controles de host
Hosts can hang up, mute their mic, and add contacts to a group call during the call.
¿Es fácil aprender y usar las funciones?
A FAQ section of the WhatsApp site offers simple tutorials on features. How-to videos from the company also detail features in an easy to understand format. https://faq.whatsapp.com/
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Qué podría pasar si algo falla

WhatsApp does a decent job with security. When it comes to privacy, anything owned by Facebook leaves us wary. Video chat aside, it's worth considering the tool's role in spreading misinformation and whether the company has done enough to address this concern. WhatsApp has become such a major source of misinformation about the coronavirus that world leaders have been calling out the app by name, begging people to stop sharing unverified information. WhatsApp did take steps to try and stop the flood of misinformation when it began limiting the number of times people could pass on frequently forwarded content to five chats at once. So, it's worth considering whether you want to get into an app environment that has a history of being a hotbed of misinformation like conspiracy theories that coronavirus is caused by 5G cell towers.

Actualizaciones

Maybe we shouldn’t use Zoom after all
TechCrunch
Now that we’re all stuck at home thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, video calls have gone from a novelty to a necessity. Zoom, the popular videoconferencing service, seems to be doing better than most and has quickly become one of, if not the most, popular option going. But should it be?
WhatsApp tightens message forwarding restrictions to combat coronavirus misinformation
CNBC
Facebook’s WhatsApp has reduced the amount of chats to which users can share frequently forwarded content to just one at a time. The move, which expands on previous curbs, is aimed at stemming the spread of misinformation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Five Things You Should Know About the WhatsApp Hack
Security Boulevard
The recent WhatsApp™ hack is pretty alarming: all the hackers had to do was drop a missed encrypted WhatsApp call to their target and—boom—spyware was installed. The hack didn’t require the user to do anything—even if the user didn’t pick up the phone the spyware would still be installed. But maybe what’s most important about it is that it shines a light on the myth that security is equal to end-to-end encryption.
WhatsApp Video Calls Will Soon Support 50: This Is Why 8’s The Limit For Your Security
Forbes
WhatsApp users were just given an awesome new feature—the ability to make end-to-end encrypted video calls for groups of up to eight. But it seems that eight is the limit if you want to stay secure, because once you add more people to your video chat, you’ll be redirected to the much less secure and private Facebook Messenger Rooms.

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