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WhatsApp co-founder advises users to delete Facebook

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2019/3/16 22:32:33     readed:265

Acton criticized Facebook for involvement in selling user data in student interactions with Stanford University and asked students not to use Facebook.

"We are in theirwebsiteRegistering, buying their products, is our (using) giving them strength, so bad, deleting Facebook is right. "He said.

Previously, Acton and Facebook CEOs disagreed about the monetization of WhatsApp, causing him to leave the company. Acton opposes advertising in WhatsApp, and he believes they can find better alternatives to monetize their apps. As far as he knows, advertising within Facebook means the weakening of encryption technology, which ultimately leads to impaired user privacy.

Acton also raised the shocking fact that during the acquisition negotiations, he was not too keen to sell WhatsApp to Facebook, but in fact, whether or not to continue to promote Facebook's acquisition, it is impossible for him to decide. “I have 50 employees, I have to think about them and the money they made from this sale. I have to consider our investors, I have to consider my minority stakes. I don’t have full influence to say no. "Acton said.

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