Instagram founders, CEO Kevin Systrom and chief technical officer Mike Krieger, will be quitting Facebook in next few weeks citing it is the time for them to again explore their curiosity and creativity. They are the latest high-profile employees to step down from the social platform giant, helm of Mark Zuckerberg-owned company.
Amid such situation the WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, who had stepped down last year in November, has revealed why he had to leave Facebook and what he learned about Zuck whilst working with him.
Action sold his platform to Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion but he was usually in clash with the new bosses over the way the messaging app should be paved. He disagreed with Zuck as well as COO Sheryl Sanderg.
He alleged Facebook was interested in showing advertisements to the users of WhatsApp while he wanted to make the platform encrypted and stop harvesting data.
He said the Facebook’s big boss is not a bad guy, but counted among one of the good businesspeople who follows good principles, ethics, policies and business practices. Even though with so much of good quality in him, Action disagreed with the billionaire, who had talked brutally awkward in the last meeting.
Zuck said, “This is probably the last time you’ll ever talk to me.”
Action added Zuck was inscrutable and much cannot be said about him.
Earlier this year he tweeted his support for #DeleteFacebook, an anti-Facebook campaign over data breach controversies.