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For working reason I'll have to install whatsapp on my mobile. To avoid it reading my contacts, stuff, running all the time and so on, is there anyone here running it using , or some other confining app? Any thought or best practices?
It's the first non FOSS app I install on my

@arteteco Get a second mobile, if you can afford it, and strip the one tainted by Facebook tech clean of all personal data. Use it exclusively for work and try to get reimbursed for the expense.

What I've done and yeah I know, it still sucks. 

What I've done and yeah I know, it still sucks. 

What I've done and yeah I know, it still sucks. 

@arteteco

I use shelter to keep some apps away from my data
Other thing you could do, which may be interesting, is check what connections WA makes and see if you can block any without breaking messaging
May be it uses different connections for spying to those it uses for messaging? Guess people online will be chatting

Net Monitor f-droid.org/app/org.secuso.pri lets you view connections. Clone to shelter. WA can also see this

Can block with NetGuard (check backup settings to add hosts) or blokada

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