Facebook keeps on talking . The company led by Mark Zuckerberg does not get rid of the media spotlight since…
Facebook keeps on talking . The company led by Mark Zuckerberg does not get rid of the media spotlight since the Cambridge Analytica scandal shook the industry around the Internet, and although Zuckerberg has asked for forgiveness to the US Senate and its users the truth is that the credibility of Facebook has been very touched .
With half a world pointing to #DeleteFacebook , some of the heads on the board of directors of the social network have begun to parade, and important characters such as Steve Wozniak they were categorically affirming that “On Facebook you are the product” .
He has not been the only co-founder of Apple, nor the most important, and that is about 15 minutes ago Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, announced his departure from Facebook after his partner at the beginning of the courier service, Brian Acton, encourage everyone to uninstall Facebook of your devices.
He has announced it in your Facebook profile , curiously, where he states that he is going to enjoy other things outside of technology, although without indicating more motivation than the personal to abandon a successful project that it cost Facebook more than 16,000 million dollars . Almost nothing to believe an exit of this type …
It’s been almost a decade since Brian and I started WhatsApp, and it’s been an incredible journey with some of the best people. But it’s time for me to leave. I have had the great fortune to be able to work with an incredibly small team and see how a crazy amount of effort and focus can produce an app used by so many people around the world.
I’m leaving at a time when people are using WhatsApp in more ways than I could have imagined. The team is stronger than ever and will continue to do incredible things. I’m going to take some time off to do things that I enjoy outside of technology, such as collecting rare air-cooled Porsches, working with my cars and lately playing at frisbee . I will continue to encourage WhatsApp -only from the outside-. Thanks to everyone who made this trip possible.
The response from the social network was not long in coming, Zuckerberg thanked for his part all the work done to Jan Koum . He has not done it officially, but in a comment on that same publication made a few minutes later, and in a much more concise:
Jan: I’m going to miss working so closely with you. I’m grateful for everything you’ve done to help connect the world, and for everything you’ve taught me, including encryption and its ability to take power from centralized systems and put it back into service to the people. Those values will always be at the heart of WhatsApp.
An important output for Facebook, more so for WhatsApp, which for now does not know its new visible head within the structure of the social network, but which will surely face the future in a more dynamic way compete in development speed with Telegram and continue to improve security that will forever be in question.
We assume that soon there will be some official communication from Facebook announcing a new CEO for WhatsApp, so we must be vigilant …
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