A site that tracks WhatsApp users’ activity for the purpose of catching cheating partners says Facebook is to blame
WhatsApp’s refusal to let users hide their online status is a huge issue that’s being called out by sites profiting off the feature. Tracking sites that keep tabs on user activity for the purposes of catching cheating partners have pointed the finger at Facebook for their existence.
Speaking to Motherboard, the administrator of one such website has voiced their support for WhatsApp users being able to change their online status. This is despite the site charging users to see their target’s WhatsApp online history, get notifications when they go online, as well as tracking activity to ascertain whether two users are in contact.
The site charges $3 per week, as well as presenting a $10 a month option offered after a free trial period. The administrator told Motherboard that currently, the site “make no profits,” adding that “yes Facebook does shut down accounts and it’s a bit of a whack a mole game that we really don’t want to play. And yes they usually win.”