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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

‘Delete Facebook NOW’ says the Co-Founder of WhatsApp

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton urged people to ‘delete’ their Facebook accounts now, during an address made to students. Acton accuses Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg of trading privacy for revenue after allowing ads on the platform. He has now called for people to ‘reject’ Facebook by deleting its family of apps from their smartphones and other devices.

Brian Acton is a co-founder of WhatsApp, a business later acquired by Facebook.

It comes after the world’s largest social network has been beset by a string of privacy scandals. The data of 87 million users was improperly accessed by Cambridge Analytica, linked to the 2016 Trump presidential campaign.

Facebook is also facing a slew of lawsuits and regulatory inquiries over its privacy practices, including ongoing investigations by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and two state agencies in New York.

If you are using Facebook, you need to read the article by Yuan Ren and Victoria Bell in The Daily Mail web site at:

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

1 reply

  1. Reblogged this on Confessions of a Technophobe and commented:
    Yet Another Reason to dump Farcebook!


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