Mar 14, 2019

Facebook loses chief product officer and Whatsapp head

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced the departure of the firm's chief product officer Chris Cox and head of WhatsApp Chris Daniels. Mr Cox joined in 2005, a year after Facebook was founded, while Mr Daniels took up his role only a year ago. The changes come shortly after Mr Zuckerberg outlined his plan to transform Facebook into a "Privacy-focused platform." In a separate Facebook post, Mr Cox addressed the recent proposal to shift Facebook further towards private, encrypted communication. Facebook has lost several top executives during the last two years, including its general counsel, chief security officer, and co-founders of WhatsApp, Instagram and Oculus, a virtual reality firm it bought in 2014.

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