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WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum confirms he’s quitting Facebook – TechCrunch

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum confirms he’s quitting Facebook – TechCrunch

“It is time for me to move on . . . I’m taking some time off to do things I enjoy outside of technology, such as collecting rare air-cooled Porsches, working on my cars and playing ultimate frisbee” WhatsApp co-founder, CEO, and Facebook board member Jan Koum wrote today. The announcement follows The Washington Post’s report that Koum would leave due to disagreements with Facebook management about WhatsApp user data privacy and weakened encryption. Koum obscured that motive in his note that says “I’ll still be cheering WhatsApp on – just from the outside.”

You can read Koum’s full post below. We’ll have more analysis shortly.

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