Published On: Wed, Mar 21st, 2018

After offered his association to Facebook for $19B, Brian Acton joins #deleteFacebook

Brian Acton, a co-founder of messaging use WhatsApp (which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion), is now fasten a carol of a #deletefacebook movement.

A tipster alerted us to a fact that Acton done a same call… on Facebook… as well.

Since a sale of WhatsApp (which has done Acton an impossibly rich man), Acton has been actively financing some-more secure (and private) messaging platforms for users.

Acton has already used some of his WhatsApp resources to give $50 million to a Signal Foundation.

While some might contend it’s false to reap millions from Facebook and afterwards call for users to burst ship, Acton has always had a gusto for ancillary privacy. Back in a beginning days, WhatsApp’s settled idea was to never make income from ads:

Why we don’t sell ads

No one wakes adult vehement to see some-more advertising, no one goes to snooze meditative about a ads they’ll see tomorrow. We know people go to snooze vehement about who they chatted with that day (and unhappy about who they didn’t). We wish WhatsApp to be a product that keeps we awake… and that we strech for in a morning. No one jumps adult from a snooze and runs to see an advertisement.

Advertising isn’t only a intrusion of aesthetics, a insults to your comprehension and a stop of your sight of thought. At each association that sells ads, a poignant apportionment of their engineering group spends their day tuning information mining, essay improved formula to collect all your personal data, upgrading a servers that reason all a information and creation certain it’s all being logged and collated and sliced and finished and shipped out… And during a finish of a day a outcome of it all is a somewhat opposite promotion ensign in your browser or on your mobile screen.

Remember, when promotion is concerned we a user are a product. – June 18, 2012 — WhatsApp blog

It might be that this latest liaison was a straw that borked a camel’s back.

I’ve reached out to Acton for comment.

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