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Elon Musk takes on Meta's WhatsApp: 'Cannot be trusted'

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Image credit : CNBC Billionaire Elon Musk slammed Meta's WhatsApp Messenger on Tuesday, saying the messenger "cannot be trusted."
The Twitter leader changed into responding to a Saturday tweet from the social media agency's director of engineering Foad Dabiri. "WhatsApp has been using the microphone in the background, while I was asleep and since I woke up at 6 a.m. (and that's just a part of the timeline!) What's going on?" Dabiri tweeted, later noting for one user that he has a Google Pixel 7 Pro. Musk initially replied that it was "weird," but retweeted the post two days later. "WhatsApp cannot be trusted," he said in a quote tweet. Meta additionally pointed to a tweet from WABetaInfo, an account that gives news and actual-time updates about WhatsApp. WhatsApp did no longer respond to Musk at once, but did reply to Dabiri on Twitter. Meta pointed FOX Business to a chain of tweets. Also read : WhatsApp introduces ‘companion mode’ to all Android beta users "Over the last 24 hours we’ve been in touch with a Twitter engineer who posted an issue with his Pixel phone and WhatsApp. We believe this is a bug on Android that mis-attributes information in their Privacy Dashboard and have asked Google to investigate and remediate," it said. WABetaInfo said it had previously reported that "this is a false positive from the OS, and some users told it happened after a certain patch – some other apps may experience the same issue."

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