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Facebook exec blasts WhatsApp founder for being 'low-class'

David Marcus wants to talk about class. Or, specifically, the lack thereof he sees in a wealthy man taking a principled stand against the conglomerate that so long buttered his bread.  The Facebook head of blockchain published a clearly
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton: 'I sold my users' privacy'

In March, around the time when the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal was shaking Facebook's foundations, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton publicly called people to #deletefacebook on Twitter.  That wouldn't be so odd if he weren't one of two
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WhatsApp will pay researchers to study its fake news epidemic

Facebook's throwing money at yet another massive fake news problem. This time, the company is offering researchers as much as $50,000 in exchange for studying the spread of fake news on WhatsApp. The announcement comes after the Indian government
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WhatsApp cofounder leaves following Cambridge Analytica scandal

The man who Mark Zuckerberg says taught him about the power of encryption is leaving the Facebook family. The departure of WhatsApp CEO and cofunder Jan Koum comes after Facebook's biggest privacy scandal to date. And six months after WhatsApp
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WhatsApp is banning teens under 16 in Europe ahead of privacy law changes

For teenagers in the European Union, WhatsApp is about to change in a big way.  The Facebook-owned messaging app is raising its age limit from 13 to 16 in Europe to meet the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, which
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Police catch criminal after spotting fingerprint in WhatsApp photo

Even on encrypted messaging platforms, be careful what you send.  Police officers in South Wales were able to identify a drug dealer's fingerprints from an old WhatsApp photo, the BBC reports. The fingerprint helped secure 11 drug-trafficking
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Even the founder of WhatsApp thinks you should delete Facebook

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. SEE
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It's 2018, and BlackBerry just sued Facebook

BlackBerry is suing Facebook for patent infringement. The Canadian tech company — adored by Kim Kardashian and once the most cherished texting device available — has accused Facebook of improperly using its "mobile messaging intelligence
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5 questions Facebook's 'privacy principles' don't answer

Facebook wants you to know it really does care about your privacy. So much so that on Monday the company released its list of seven "privacy principles" that are meant to govern how the company deals with its 2 billion users' personal data. 

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