Brian Acton WhatsApp Co-Founder Says People Should Delete Facebook: Why? Who should we believe today when is a matter to talk about Big Data encryption, and how technology companies are using users personal data without they own commitment it217;s a fact that everyone knows about it, and it217;s happening every day at this precise moment online.
Nevertheless, non-actors in the Internet Business, on the financial and investment companies or our Government officials want to face this problem, consequences the average American citizens are living behind in this battle again, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, Applications, and Software Robots collecting people personal information and weaponizing them against people, to make profit on them and influence not knowledgeable people to take out the credit card buy stuff they do not need.
More important those practices, not only been weaponizing to dig the consumers straight to indebtedness and poverty, but they also influence people social behavior, destroying family members relationships, bring Internet pornography, extremism, hate and cyber criminality into your life, your phone, your house and much more.
Some of them even collect your fingerprint when you unlock your smart phone, collecting your picture, geolocalisation you position, spying your daily basis activities put, people who used smart devices, and technology abusively is truly naked, facing vulnerable attack by any type of sally activities, as Cambridge Analytics data scandal.
Today a high-profile tech industry billionaire has lent his voice on Twitter: #deleteFacebook hashtag in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal launch by Brian Acton, the co-founder of messaging platform WhatsApp, bought by Facebook for $19 billion in 2014. Seriously that217;s so funny.
Brian Acton and business partner Jan Koum, former Yahoo employees, founded WhatsApp in 2009. Created the messaging app, one of the most popular apps in the world, allows users to place phone calls, and send and receive messages free over the internet. Facebook purchased the app in 2014 in a deal of cash and stock worth $19 billion, Facebook’s largest acquisition. Koum remains with the company, but Acton left WhatsApp in 2017 to start his own nonprofit foundation “focused at the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications.”
Remembered that a few years ago, WhatsApp was facing a similar data stolen concern to save the company they sold it to Facebook, the only reason why the social media giant bought WhatsApp is to use the user data for targeting Ads, regardless of the Federal Trade Commission warned the two Internet companies that they must not backtrack on commitments to user privacy.
It was unclear whether he was advocating for others to delete their own accounts or if he was announcing that he would delete his account. Nonetheless, his contribution is just the latest to the #deleteFacebook hashtag, which has exploded this week following damaging revelations that data of 50 million users from the social media platform had been harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm with links to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has come under fire for dodging meetings and refusing to answer questions. He is now being asked by the U.S. Congress and British Parliament to give more information about what exactly occurred to users’ data being obtained and used for political purposes.
Last month, it was reported that Acton had invested $50 million in Signal, a WhatsApp competitor in the messaging app market. He also announced he would join the Signal Foundation which will focus on communications privacy.
Brian Acton is just using this opportunity to promote his new company Signal App just force people switch from Facebook his $ 50 million baby data collection niche. Who can we believe in this game who can we trust today. In a new series article, I will dig more into this nasty Internet business for my readers.