What disturbs me more is the fact that "will never share information" gets thrown overboard.
MS baught Whatsapp for its technology.
Instead of rebranding it to MSwhatever, they opt to keep the (strong) brand name, but change the most important policy.
The fact that 'free' means the consumers are the product, does not imply this violation.
The good thing is, nowadays they have to inform consumers
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On the other hand, we have seen this before when MS shouted " We will always stick with socket licensing" back in 2008 ... until 2012 when their world also changed to core based licensing.
MS also reverted 1TB free storage on outlook.com to 5GB free a couple of years ago.
The same way G00gle announced their Photo platform - free when used smart - will get counted for consumption storage volume as of june 1 2021. ( thank G everything before that will stay free ). And only 15GB will be free from then on.
Let me know if you have valid alternatives !