In a blog post on WhatsApp’s blog, CEO Jan Koum looks to downplay privacy concerns that have emerged ever since the messaging app was bought by Facebook. Koum writes, “Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and we built WhatsApp around the goal of knowing as little about you as possible.” He adds: “If partnering with Facebook meant that we had to change our values, we wouldn’t have done it.”

That’s a nice sentiment, but even if WhatsApp doesn’t change a thing, users still have reason to be concerned. As Pando’s Yasha Levine writes, WhatsApp has continually inflated its privacy record to make it seem better than it really is. [Source: WhatsApp]