WhatsApp CEO: We won't compromise your privacy for Facebook

Since Facebook acquired Whatsapp, there has been fears that privacy of users and conversations would be compromised. According to CNET, in a blog post, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum reiterated that his hit messaging application will not bend to its soon-to-be overlords at Facebook.

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Previously, Facebook decided to take over Whatsapp in a $19 billion deal. After the announcement, Koum assured that its 465 million monthly active users that nothing would change. However, there has been concerned that Facebook might have access to users private numbers and information in the messenger application. Since then, similar messaging applications like Telegram, which offers secured chat features, have gained popularity.

"Make no mistake: our future partnership with Facebook will not compromise the vision that brought us to this point," Koum wrote. "Our focus remains on delivering the promise of WhatsApp far and wide, so that people around the world have the freedom to speak their mind without fear."

WhatsApp is expected to launch voice calling in the second quarter this year.

More information can be found at http://blog.whatsapp.com/ 

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