Brian Acton

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When Facebook bought the WhatsApp messaging service in 2014, it pledged not to share user data with its other companies.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Are you still using WhatsApp? You might have noticed a steady stream of friends and family ditching the Facebook-owned messenger in recent weeks. The(...)

Signal was downloaded 8.8 million times worldwide in the week after the WhatsApp changes were first announced on January 4th. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Facebook is scrambling to deal with a sudden competitive threat to its messaging platform WhatsApp after a change to its terms of service sparked priv(...)

The Irish arm of WhatsApp last year set aside €77.5m to cover possible fees linked to an investigation undertaken by the Data Protection Commissioner into the sharing of data by the platform with its parent

WhatsApp says European users will not be forced to agree to share personal information with Facebook. The Facebook-owned platform, which has more tha(...)

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. Ms Bezos has promised to give away more than half her $36.6 billion fortune. Photograph: EPA

MacKenzie Bezos, who recently became the world’s fourth richest woman following her divorce from Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, ha(...)

Ireland has housed Facebook’s international headquarters for the past decade and their Irish operation is the largest outside of Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, California. Photograph: Reuters

Sheryl Sandberg says Ireland has a special relationship with Facebook. And we do. Last week’s visit by the social media giant’s chief operating office(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc. File photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, plans to integrate messaging functions on social media networks, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook, assert(...)

 Instagram founders Mike Krieger (left) and Kevin Systrom (right). Photograph:  Stephen Chernin/Reuters

The founders of Instagram are leaving Facebook after growing tensions with chief executive Mark Zuckerberg over the direction of the photo-sharing app(...)

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum is leaving Facebook to take time off to “collect rare aircooled Porsches and play Ultimate frisbee”. Photograph: Reuters

Jan Koum, the founder of WhatsApp and board member at Facebook, announced on Monday that he is stepping down from the social network, as the company s(...)

Last week, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton had a message for Facebook users following the Cambridge Analytica events. He tweeted: “It is time. #delete(...)

Elon Musk appeared to join the #DeleteFacebook movement on Friday, taking down official pages for two of his companies, Tesla and SpaceX, after he learned - apparently for the first time - that the pages existed

Elon Musk appeared to join the #DeleteFacebook movement on Friday, taking down official pages for two of his companies, Tesla and SpaceX, after he lea(...)

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