Nowadays a lot of people are unhappy with Mark Zuckerberg and it’s Facebook, including the co-founder of Whatsapp Brian Acton who didn’t mince his words about how he felt.
It is time. #deletefacebook
Why is this so? Because Acton has worked with Facebook very closely. He sold WhatsApp to Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion and continued to be associated with Facebook after the sale, heading the Whatsapp division inside the social media giant.
But he quit from his role at Whatsapp and Facebook earlier this year to work at Signal messaging app, which has pretty much become the gold standard of encrypted, highly secure messaging — incidentally Facebook Messenger’s encryption is derived from Signal’s technology.
The Reason Behind #DeleteFacebook
Acton’s tweet is the most high profile addition to the hundreds of thousands of voices joining the #DeleteFacebook hashtag that’s trending on Twitter. A lot of Facebook users are feeling violated about Facebook’s policies that handle user data and how that data is shared with third-party developers.
Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Deleted His FB Account, Calling It “More Negative Than Positive”
Now, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is the latest high-profile tech icon to criticise the company. In a final message on the platform, Wozniak explained that he’s leaving Facebook because it’s given him “more negatives than positives [experiences].” He has since deactivated his account, though apparently not deleted it. No, that’s not because he has hope Facebook will mend its ways and become better, but just because he wants to hold on to the ‘stevewoz’ so an imposter can’t get a hold of it.