FTC Says Facebook Must Honor WhatsApp Privacy

The Federal Trade Commission issued a letter to the two companies saying that mobile-messaging application WhatsApp “must continue to honor” privacy promises to consumers. When Facebook said it was acquiring WhatsApp in February, the companies said they planned to continue with WhatsApp’s policies of not collecting any personally identifiable information of users or their contacts. Facebook said the $19 billion deal, which is pending completion, was approved by the FTC.