Facebook-owned messaging app says people have misinterpreted changes to its privacy policies

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is scrambling to stave off privacy concerns following a recent update to its terms of service;greenhouse gas emissions in the US rose less in 2020 than in any year since the second world war; China’s fast-growing tech industry is in the spotlight for harsh working conditions. Plus, the FT’s Richard Waters reports on the growth of Microsoft Teams and what it could mean for the future of online work.

What’sApp fights back as users flee to Signal and Telegram 


US emissions rise the least since second world war during pandemic


Pinduoduo hit by new allegations over working practices


Microsoft looks to make 2021 the year of Teams


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