Updated WhatsApp privacy policy opens with “respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA”

Deftly segued with “You provide us the phone numbers in your mobile address book on a regular basis, including those of both the users of our services and your other contacts,” and “We receive information other people provide us, which may include information about you,” “includes information about your activity (such as how you use our services, how you interact with others using our services, and the like)”.

That word privacy, to paraphrase Inigo Montoya, does not mean what they think it means.