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Jan Koum is leaving Facebook amid data privacy scandal


In 2014, Facebook obtained the well known messaging application, WhatsApp for $19 billion and three years from that point onward, WhatsApp fellow benefactor Brian Acton left the organization in 2017. Presently, another fellow benefactor, Jan Koum, left Facebook as he as of late posted on his Facebook profile while feeling sad about it.

Despite the fact that Jan didn’t say that why he chose to leave other than to take some time off to do things I appreciate outside of technology, according to the reports it could be connected with the two organizations’ conflict over the client information security and the weight on WhatsApp to begin charging the clients. One may imagine that it could have happened after Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica outrage following the #deletefacebook development however as a general rule, it backpedals than that.

WhatsApp’s key features are that it is free, end-to-end encryption and incorporates no type of advertisement. In any case, in the wake of being purchased by the web-based social networking giant, individuals started to question the application for these services, to which the organization reacted, “You can still count on absolutely no ads interrupting your communication. There would have been no partnership between our two companies if we had to compromise on the core principles that will always define our company, our vision and our product.”

Be that as it may, later on, WhatsApp shared some user information with Facebook which caused a turmoil and Facebook was requested to quit gathering the information alongside getting fined. This drove the online networking giant to devise better approaches to win cash out the messaging administration and for that, the organization intended to build up a ‘WhatsApp Business’ with a definitive objective of charging some add up to huge organizations.

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