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WhatsApp Fixes Google Search Data Leak

Phone numbers of some of WhatApp users appeared in Google search results, but the company claims to have fixed the problem days after a researcher revealed users created a simplified link to allow others to chat with them or join a group. India-based researcher Athul Jayaram found the leak, calling it a privacy lapse, claiming as many as 300,000 phone numbers appeared in Google search results if someone looked up “”.

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