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Whatsapp co-founder Brian Acton wants everyone to delete whatsapp

22 March 2018, 01:11 | Maryann Sutton

Whatsapp co-founder Brian Acton wants everyone to delete whatsapp

Whatsapp co-founder Brian Acton wants everyone to delete whatsapp

Brian Acton, WhatsApp co-founder, on Wednesday became the latest high profile personality to tweet in support of the hashtag. He also appears to have an interest in expensive sportscars, as the only Facebook groups he's a public member of are "Air Cooled Porsche 911 and 912" and two other vehicle groups. Acton quit Whatsapp in 2017 and started his own non-profit organization, Signal.

These issues with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, is a huge deal, especially considering the possible influence it has had on the U.S. elections.

Facebook came under fire after deleting the account of a data analyst, Christopher Wylie, who had revealed the use of misappropriated data by Cambridge Analytica during Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign.

While that is a story in and of itself, today we're going to be focusing on a tweet from Brian Acton, just posted within the last 24 hours.

A whistleblower claims Cambridge Analytica used personal data, taken without authorisation in 2014, to profile individual U.S. voters and target them with political advertisements.

The co-founder of WhatsApp has launched a campaign urging internet users to stop using Facebook because of the growing Cambridge Analytics scandal.

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Acton is one of the many people who was once affiliated with Facebook to voice against the social media network in a public forum.

Facebook are under increasing pressure to explain its privacy safeguards that protect its users data from regulators and politicians in both the United Kingdom and the US.

The US Congress has called on Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, to testify before it.

The twitter hashtag #deletefacebook had been trending when the pandora box related to Facebook users' data breach opened.

This option will remove you from Facebook but it won't delete your account entirely meaning you can reinstate your profile at a later date. "We take any allegations of violations of our consent decrees very seriously, as we did in 2012 in a privacy case involving Google", they added, as cited by Cnet.



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