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WhatsApp cofounder: Facebook won’t turn us into Soviet-style spy tool

18
Mar
2014

We’re starting to get the feeling that WhatsApp really is getting some serious blowback from its user base after getting acquired by Facebook because its cofounder has come out with a lengthy statement once again reiterating that nothing will change in terms of user privacy once it’s under Facebook’s control. “Above all else, I want to make sure you understand how deeply I value the principle of private communication,” writes WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum in a company blog post. “For me, this is very personal. I was born in Ukraine, and grew up in the USSR during the 1980s… The fact that we couldn’t speak freely without the fear that our communications would be monitored by KGB is in part why

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