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Dark UX design and digital loneliness: How technology is weaponised to keep you hooked on to social media
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Dark UX design and digital loneliness: How technology is weaponised to keep you hooked on to social media

Unchecked screen time, hacking the brain to get you hooked on to social media apps is playing havoc with our mental wellbeing

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton urges students to delete their Facebook account
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton urges students to delete their Facebook account

Brian Acton quit WhatsApp three years after it was purchased by Facebook in 2014.

WhatsApp co-founder hits out at Facebook yet again; urges students to delete app
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WhatsApp co-founder hits out at Facebook yet again; urges students to delete app

Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp has renewed calls for people to delete Facebook.

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey was fired from Facebook for supporting Trump: Report
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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey was fired from Facebook for supporting Trump: Report

Luckey left Facebook amid controversy surrounding his political contributions and financial support of far-right groups.

WhatsApp to begin showing ads within its Status feature soon says VP Chris Daniels
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WhatsApp to begin showing ads within its Status feature soon says VP Chris Daniels

The advertisements on WhatsApp statuses will be powered by Facebook's native advertising system.

Facebook's David Marcus responds to Brian Acton's interview, calls him 'low-class'
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Facebook's David Marcus responds to Brian Acton's interview, calls him 'low-class'

Defending the company and Zuckerberg, Marcus said: "It's actually a whole new standard of low-class."

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton opens up about #DeleteFacebook and why he left
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton opens up about #DeleteFacebook and why he left

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has spilled the beans behind the real reason for his departure

The departure of Instagram's founders is symptomatic of deeper issues at Facebook
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The departure of Instagram's founders is symptomatic of deeper issues at Facebook

While the founders were around, the independence of these apps was at least a stray ray of hope.

Facebook is undergoing a reorganisation with CPO Chris Cox being put in charge of major products; a blockchain division will also launch soon
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Facebook is undergoing a reorganisation with CPO Chris Cox being put in charge of major products; a blockchain division will also launch soon

The shakeup appeared to consolidate power at the sprawling internet company, although it included no firings or outside hires.

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum stepping down puts a big question mark on Facebook's data policies with regards to the messaging app
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WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum stepping down puts a big question mark on Facebook's data policies with regards to the messaging app

WhatsApp founders leaving the company speaks volumes of Facebook's data policies and where it's headed.

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum quits amidst reported clashes with Facebook over data privacy; here's the full text of his resignation
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WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum quits amidst reported clashes with Facebook over data privacy; here's the full text of his resignation

Jan Koum’s plan to exit comes after clashing over WhatApp’s strategy and Facebook’s attempts to use its personal data and weaken its encryption.

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton agrees with social media outcry to delete Facebook
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton agrees with social media outcry to delete Facebook

WhatsApp has increasingly grown its interdependence on Facebook infrastructure with a plan for deeper integration about sharing user data.

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving company to start his own non-profit foundation
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving company to start his own non-profit foundation

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has announced that he will be leaving the company in order to start his own non-profit foundation

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton leaves company to start non-profit based on communication, tech
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton leaves company to start non-profit based on communication, tech

After 8 years at WhatsApp, I have decided to move on and start a new chapter in my life, Brian Acton said in a Facebook post

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton announces pilot test of WhatsApp for Business in India
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton announces pilot test of WhatsApp for Business in India

Brian Acton, co-founder of popular messaging app WhatsApp, today called on IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss ways in which the company can contribute to India's vision for digital commerce.

WhatsApp for Business is coming; pilot-tests to begin with India: Report
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WhatsApp for Business is coming; pilot-tests to begin with India: Report

WhatsApp for Business is said to be a separate app that will give small business owners better control over their conversations and engage with a larger groups of users.

India: Our challenges present the best opportunity for tech innovation
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India: Our challenges present the best opportunity for tech innovation

India is celebrating its 70th Independence Day. That’s 7 decades. All we can ever fight about in our discourses are the past 6 decades and the progress we’ve made. Sure, that’s a good thing. Accountability is a great virtue. One half of the camp is caustic in disappointment, while the other half is up in arms in defence. The time to look forward is here. What's the story ahead?

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton invests in Trak N Tell - an Indian car tracking startup
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton invests in Trak N Tell - an Indian car tracking startup

In a move to speed up the availability of internet-connected cars in India, WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton with other global business leaders on Monday announced they will invest an undisclosed amount in Trak N Tell -- a Gurgaon-based car tracking telematics solutions startup.