Published: Wed, March 21, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Preston Stone

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton wants everyone to delete Facebook now!

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton wants everyone to delete Facebook now!

Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, speaks at the WSJD Live conference. Five years later, Facebook acquired WhatsApp, a popular messaging app, for $19 billion. While Koum stayed with Mark, Acton reportedly left the company to start his own company called Signal.

The rise of false news and the disclosure recently that scores of Facebook user profiles had been harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a voter-profiling company that worked on United States President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, are key issues which have emerged.

Taking to Twitter, Brian wrote, "It is time". "This is part of a comprehensive internal and external review that we are conducting to determine the accuracy of the claims that the Facebook data in question still exists", the California social network giant said.

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.

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They will play Thursday at the Staples Center against the victor of today's game between (2) North Carolina and (7) Texas A & M. Four players are averaging at least 9.8 points per game for Houston, they are Rob Gray (18.5), Corey Davis Jr.

They did this by creating a quiz that was taken by 270,000 Facebook users.

Since revelations on Saturday that a political consulting firm had improperly obtained personal data on 50 million Facebook users, the world's largest social media company has lost US$60 billion (S$79 million) of its stock market value. 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.

According to Sandy Parakilas, an ex-employee of Facebook who was the platform operations manager responsible for policing data breaches by third-party software developers between 2011 and 2012, he had previously warned senior executives that its "lax approach" towards protected data posed serious risks of data breach.

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