The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook’s $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition: “Our complaint urges the FTC to investigate whether there are sufficient privacy protections in place to continue to shield the data of WhatsApp users from access by Facebook—which (for many users) was the very feature that made WhatsApp so appealing in the first place.”

But does WhatsApp really the paragon of privacy it claims to be? Pando’s Yasha Levine isn’t convinced. [Source: EPIC via Slate]