Brian Acton

WhatsApp Cofounder Says Encryption is Solution to Tech’s Trust Problem

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton says he hopes his work at privacy non-profit Signal Foundation will help usher in a new era of free expression. Acton speaks openly about how users should navigate privacy in a tech era where trust has been tarnished, and responds to calls to break up big tech. Continue reading WhatsApp Cofounder Says Encryption is Solution to Tech’s Trust Problem

WhatsApp Cofounder Responds to Sen. Warren’s Calls to Break up Facebook

Read an edited transcript below, or listen to the full interview on the First Contact podcast. No one’s pointing a gun to your head and saying, you must use WhatsApp or Facebook or whatever. I mean, there are choices. Laurie Segall: There’s this narrative right now, especially playing out politically where all these tech companies are under fire. Do you think that tech companies have too … Continue reading WhatsApp Cofounder Responds to Sen. Warren’s Calls to Break up Facebook

Brian Acton

WhatsApp Cofounder Felt ‘Numb’ Walking Away from $850M at Facebook

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton opens up about walking away from Facebook, and why time is his most valued asset. Read an edited transcript below, or listen to the full interview on the First Contact podcast. I’m not your 20-somethings startup founder, you know, and so for me, time is actually more of an essence. Brian Acton:  I could have sucked it up and stayed. But it’s … Continue reading WhatsApp Cofounder Felt ‘Numb’ Walking Away from $850M at Facebook