Even the founder of WhatsApp thinks you should delete Facebook

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It turns out even $19 billion isn't enough to convince people of the merits of Facebook.

In what will surely be another blow to Facebook, WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton appears to have joined the growing movement to leave the social network.

In a tweet, Acton said that "it is time," adding the hashtag #deletefacebook.

It is time#deletefacebook

— Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018

He didn't elaborate, but Acton, who previously headed engineering for WhatsApp, is a well-known advocate for privacy and encryption.

The WhatsApp cofounder left the company six months ago, four years after Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion (the acquisition netted Acton as much as $3 billion from the deal). After leaving, he joined the Signal Foundation, a nonprofit organization that oversees the encrypted messaging app Signal.  Read more...

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