WhatsApp co-founder tells Facebook users to delete their accounts

WhatsApp co-founder tells Facebook users to delete their accounts

Tech drama may not be the most entertaining drama, but it sure does entertain, and the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica fallout isn't even close to finished.

The twitter hashtag #deletefacebook had been trending when the pandora box related to Facebook users' data breach opened. In September, Acton left the company to start the Singal Foundation. Acton and Jan Koum founded WhatsApp together. Interestingly, Acton's WhatsApp is now owned by Facebook.

He tweeted, "It is time".

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In what will surely be another blow to Facebook, WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton appears to have joined the growing movement to leave the social network. "Today, along with Massachusetts Attorney General Healey, we sent a demand letter to Facebook - the first step in our joint investigation to get to the bottom of what happened".

According to The Verge, it was unclear whether Acton's feelings about Facebook extend to his own app. Apparently, Facebook knew all about this data leak in 2015 but the public wasn't made aware of this news until this weekend.

The scandal has been growing since Friday night, when Facebook said it had suspended the accounts of data firm Cambridge Analytica, its parent company, psychology professor at the University of Cambridge named Dr. Aleksandr Kogan and whistleblower Christopher Wylie.

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Facebook lost 2.6 per cent after it said it faced questions from the US Federal Trade Commission about how its users'personal data was mined by a political consultancy hired by Trump's campaign. "It is now time to hear from a senior Facebook executive with the sufficient authority to give an accurate account of this catastrophic failure of process".

Sandy told Guadian that Facebook did not use its enforcement mechanisms or audit external developers to ensure data was not being misused.

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