WhatsApp CEO: Jan Koum Leaving Facebook & Board of Directors Membership, Amid Privacy Scandal: Well, reports are coming out from the Silicon Valley where WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum is breaking ties with his company’s parent, Facebook. Sources are saying that this step is taken by Jan Koum after the privacy scandal which is digging the social network for weeks. We think that this step is bad for the company as you all may know that lots of controversies are getting bumped because of it.
You all may know that Koum confirmed his departure from WhatsApp Monday on his Facebook page. Even, though he indicated that this whole decision was personal and it didn’t relate to any controversy. Overall, the media reported that Koum also plans to resign from Facebook’s board of directors. Reports are confirming that Facebook wouldn’t comment on that report.
As you all may know that since very long time Facebook has been trying to defuse questions about whether it can be trusted with the reams of personal information it collects to sell ads and whether its social network does more harm than good, you all may know that the whole controversy is on another level and political parties are already included in this Data leak controversy.
Some of you may know that Koum didn’t elaborate on his reasons for leaving; other to say it was time to “move on” so he could spend more time “collecting rare air-cooled Porsches, working on my cars and playing ultimate frisbee.” Koum also may have been embroiled in a rift with Facebook management over the parent company’s voracious appetite for personal information and WhatsApp’s dedication to user privacy, according to the Post report.
You all may know that WhatsApp didn’t an advertisement company they are getting paid by Facebook’s enormous profits, meanwhile, they are financially depended on advertising targeted to its users’ interests. Reports are saying that Koum’s defection could put CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an uncomfortable position Tuesday when he takes the stage at a company conference.