According to Ofcom around a third of 12-15-year olds in the United Kingdom use WhatsApp on a regular basis, and at the moment the Facebook-owned app doesn't ask users to verify their age. A user can request and export a report of your WhatsApp account information and settings.
Rather than offer that second option, WhatsApp's new Terms of Service suggest a blanket rule which is that you either have to be 16 or you will be banned.
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is created to give people in the EU greater protection over their personal data.
Facebook is also set to change its rules.
FRANKFURT, April 26 (Reuters) - As Europe nears tough new privacy rules, Facebook reckons the worst that could happen is that users will share less data, making it harder to target ads on the social network that raked in revenues of $12 billion in the first quarter.
WhatsApp will also soon allow users to download a report detailing everything the app knows about you.
"Every message and call is secured by end-to-end encryption so that no one, not even WhatsApp, can read or listen to your conversations". WhatsApp says the age-restriction for other countries around the world will remain at 13-years-of-age.
At present, teenagers as young as 13 can sign up to use the messaging service, in similar vein to Facebook's other properties.
While WhatsApp does not now access information in messages or share that information with its sister-companies like Facebook, this may not be a permanent fixture. If this is not done, users will not see the fully personalised version of Facebook.
The Windrush children who came over with their parents were entitled to settled status, and so are in the United Kingdom legally. She said: "The problem at the time is that they were not documented with that right, and that is what we are now putting right".
Analysts linked the Dow's downturn to the 10-year Treasury yield rising past 3 percent Tuesday for the first time since 2014 . The stock market had already been spooked by a climb in bond yields earlier in the year, sliding sharply in February.
The Washington Examiner reports six Democrats and one independent who leans Democrat crossed party lines and voted to confirm him. President Donald Trump called Pompeo a patriot whose "immense talent, energy, and intellect" will serve the nation well.
Early this year, on March 22, Massachusetts State Troopers in Haverhill, Mass. arrested Williams on firearms violations. Correction: A previous version of this story identified Deputy Chief John Cote with the wrong title .
Showing the importance of the Indian market, Amazon launched its smart speaker range in India in October a year ago . Users will first need to download the Amazon Alexa app on their Android and iOS smartphones and pair the Echo Spot .
The Celtics can eliminate the Bucks from the playoffs in Thursday's game six and set up the second round battle with the 76ers. Prior to that there had been little to separate the two sides, with Miami holding the hosts 46-46 at halftime.
Separately the wreath laying of the policeman Latif Gojri was held at DPL Awantipora where among others IGP Kashmir S.P. Reports said two-to-three militants were engaged in the gunfight with the security forces in the densely forested area.
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Batting first, RCB scored 205 for eight in the allotted 20 overs, and CSK chased down the target of 206 with two balls to spare. Before this match , the IPL 2018 standings table puts Chennai at second spot with four wins in five matches and 8 points.
All that ultimately pushed Apple to bring the new update that comes just in a month after the original iOS 11.3 release. The company also encourages customers to have their fix performed by Apple-certified technicians using genuine parts.
Ford Puts Brakes on Most Sedan Production
In North America, Ford's largest and most important region, pretax profit was $1.9 billion, down $200 million from a year earlier. Ford has also been implementing hybrid vehicle strategies on existing models like the F-150, Escape and Mustang.
Armenia plans leader elections after shock resignation of PM
Pashinyan's supporters resumed protests on Wednesday morning, demanding the ruling Republican Party fully relinquish power. Pashinian has threatened extended protests, which continued Thursday, if the Republican Party nominates a candidate.
Oil price strength may hold in the near term
United States output, supported by high prices, has hit record levels, partially offsetting the Opec-led cuts. This would put significant downward pressure on oil prices for a while.
Jamaica to lobby U.S. on Russian sanctions
The metal fell as much as 1.6 per cent to $2,191 a metric ton, and was at US$2,205 at 2.53 pm in Shanghai. Alcoa (AA -14.2%) shares are on track for their biggest one-day loss in nine years , after the U.S.
GoFundMe for Waffle House victims tops six figures
Two weeks later, a man identifying himself as Reinking called back, according to a recording of the call released by the store. Reinking is on suicide watch at the maximum-security Metro Jail in Nashville, according to Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall.