A recent tweet came from the WhatsApp co-founder that shocked everyone.
The tweet comes when Facebook is already in the eye of everyone. As reports arose by the political data analysis company Cambridge Analytica.
It claims that Facebook accessed 50 million Facebook users’ data without their permission.
The co-founder of WhatsApp’s Brian Acton tweeted. He is telling everyone to “delete Facebook“.
Also, Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, for $19 billion. Acton continued to be associated with Facebook after the sale. But he is soon going to start another company Signal Foundation.
Facebook’s shares fell 7 percent just after reports regarding data breach came. The British firm Cambridge Analytica, a consultant, for now, US President Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign used data.
The data which includes user likes, inappropriately obtained from Facebook users. This is to try and influence the elections held in November 2016.
Facebook hired a digital forensic
Moreover, Facebook has hired a digital forensics firm to investigate the data leak. A Facebook statement said the forensics firm Stroz Friedberg will do the work. The firm will “conduct a comprehensive audit of Cambridge Analytica”. Also, the company had agreed to provide access to its servers and systems.
Also, Facebook stated University of Cambridge psychologist, Aleksandr Kogan will cooperate. The one who developed the app used to harvest user data also agreed to cooperate.
It added that Christopher Wylie, a Canadian data analytics expert who worked with Kogan and who revealed the data leak to media, had declined to cooperate with the audit.
As per California, social network giant said. “This is part of a comprehensive internal and external review that we are conducting to determine the accuracy of the claims. The claims that the Facebook data in question still exists,
- WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton’s tweet comes. When Facebook is already in the eye of a storm.
- A political consultant Cambridge Analytica have accessed 50 million Facebook users’ data without their permission.
- Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, for $19 billion.