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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

WhatsApp Co-founder quits Facebook | DoctorTech

WhatsApp co-founder, Jan Koum on Monday in an official statement announced he is resigning from his services to Facebook. Jan Koum was also a board member at Facebook. This decision is being linked to the data leak scam for which Facebook is being defamed. 

Jan Koum joined Facebook in 2014 after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for a whooping $22 Billion, which was the costliest Tech acquisition that time. After the acquisition, Jan brought with himself  WhatsApp ideologies and security features on which WhatsApp's success was riding. End-to-End Encryption which is the core security feature in WhatsApp, unable the company or a government or anyone to access or read the messages of the users. This is the reason why WhatsApp is believed to be most secure messaging service. 

But after Facebook acquired it, it has been constantly making efforts to slowing generate a revenue stream out of WhatsApp, to cash out $22 Billion which went into the deal. This has led to the act of dilution of security features and agreements in order to provide businesses access to user data to a certain extent. This might have been the reason for the exit of Brian Acton, Co-Founder of WhatsApp who left Facebook last year.

WhatsApp is the most used messaging application in the world with 1.5 Billion monthly active users.