WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton Joins The "Delete Facebook" Movement

WhatsApp message to wrong number got this man married

WhatsApp message to wrong number got this man married

He recently tweeted out on the hashtag "It's time #deletefacebook".

It must be noted that Acton didn't elaborate upon his reasons of joining the bandwagon, but Business Insider reports that his Facebook account appears to have been deactivated (for whatever reason), and folks are also pointing toward an old 2009 tweet from Acton, who related how he was rejected by Facebook while applying for a job. Acton and Jan Koum founded WhatsApp together.

According to The Verge, Brian Acton has taken to his Twitter account and is urging his followers that it's high time that they deleted their Facebook account. But Kogan was able to exploit a loophole in Facebook and get access to the data of 50 million users. Acton continued to be associated with Facebook after the sale, but quit earlier this year to start another company Signal Foundation. Facebook knew about the data leak back in 2015, but the public only learned after reports in the New York Times and Observer last weekend. The people who created the quiz passed the data to Cambridge Analytica, which is in breach of Facebook's policy. "Consumers have a right to know how their information is used - and companies like Facebook have a fundamental responsibility to protect their users' personal information", wrote NY attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman. Facebook said Friday that Kogan "lied to us" and did not delete the data as they demanded.

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Neither in the telephone call nor during the Thursday morning meeting did the engineer raise life-safety concerns over the crack. We have a sense of urgency about getting to the bottom of this accident, and we are cooperating and assisting with authorities.

Acton is not the first former Facebook executive to express unease about the company after leaving it.

Many people have turned against Facebook after the recent revelation that data of 50M Facebook users was breached in the US Presidential Election, this data played an important role in the outcome of the election.

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