Facebook will get access to WhatsApp phone numbers to hit people with more targeted ads

33694-whatsapp-1460227220-814-640x480news64dsf5GLOBAL MESSAGING SERVICE WhatsApp will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company, opening up the giant social network to hit users with more targeted ads.
The move is a subtle but significant shift for WhatsApp, which has long promised to safeguard the privacy of more than 1 billion users around the world.
WhatsApp is giving users a limited time to opt out of sharing their information with Facebook, although they must take the extra step of unchecking a box to do so. It also says Facebook won’t post phone numbers online or give them out to anyone.