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Are we back in 1996? ICQ users in Hong Kong skyrocket on WhatsApp changes

A company spokesperson noted that messages posted on the platform “will never be shared with anyone” unless a court order is in place.

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Are we back in 1996? ICQ users in Hong Kong skyrocket on WhatsApp changes
Are we back in 1996? ICQ users in Hong Kong skyrocket on WhatsApp changes

It seems that there are classics that don’t want to go. At least that seems to be the lesson of the instant messaging platform ICQ Due to the new privacy policy recently announced by WhatsApp, it has received a rebound from thousands of users in Hong Kong, China.

According to him The Wall Street JournalICQ downloads, owned by the Russian company Mail.ru Group, multiplied by 35% between January 5th and 12th in this Chinese Special Administrative Region.

With this in mind, a company spokesperson noted that messages posted on the platform “will never be shared with anyone” unless a court order is in place.

WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, has suffered a severe blow to its reputation as the new privacy policy announced earlier this year includes some of its users’ data being shared with other companies in its parent company such as Instagram.

ICQ was founded in 1996 by the Israeli company Mirabilis and was one of the pioneers of instant messaging. There is also an app for Android and iOS.

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