The Turkish Competition Agency (RK) announced on Monday the launch of an investigation into WhatsApp and its owner, Facebook, after the popular mobile messaging application announced its new conditions of use, in which it obliges users to users to agree to the collection of private data such as phone numbers and locations if they want to continue using it.
Turks switch to alternative apps like BiP or Dedi
In Turkey, other locally developed applications such as BiP or Dedi are also becoming very popular, and have seen a record increase in users in recent days, especially after WhatsApp users were encouraged by the office of the Turkish Presidency itself to use these Turkish applications to hot accept the new conditions of WhatsApp, and to avoid risks to national security, too.
In the case of BiP, a mobile application developed by the Turkish telecommunications giant Turkcell, the number of users in Turkey increased in just 24 hours by 1.12 million, according to data provided by the company.
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