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WhatsApp co-founder, who made billions from Facebook, suggests deleting your profile

22 March, 2018, 01:06 | Author: Samuel Sharp
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This Mark Zuckerberg-led company has received a lot of flak over the same and there's also a huge uproar on other forms of social media, especially Twitter, with users protesting against Facebook with hashtag #DeleteFacebook.

WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton jumped on the #deletefacebook trend Tuesday.

Acton, whose much-acclaimed product was purchased by Facebook in 2014 for a whopping Dollars 16 billion, took to the microblogging platform Twitter and said "It is time". WhatsApp was bought by Facebook in 2014.

He wrote: "It is time".

Facebook has been under particular pressure to explain why the company did not notify users or the public that its data been used in a way that violated its terms of service.

Facebook's latest privacy scandal, involving Trump campaign consultants who allegedly stole data on tens of millions of users in order to influence elections, has some people reconsidering their relationship status with the social network. The company announced an initial $50 million investment from Acton, who claims the foundation's goal is to create "open source privacy technology that protects free expression and enables secure global communication". Within hours, many took to Twitter to urge Facebook users to abandon the website, just as they did years ago with MySpace. If found guilty, Mark Zuckerberg's firm could face fines reaching into the billions of dollars.

Meanwhile, Cambridge Analytica themselves have suspender their chief executive Alexander Nix, after recordings were found of him making a series of boasts that the data firm had been instrumental in the election of Donald Trump in 2016.

What are your views on the current Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal? "Given your commitment at the start of the New Year to fixing Facebook, I hope that this representative will be you". Hundreds of thousands of users were paid to take a personality test and agreed to academic use of the data.



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