Instagram's founders, Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom, in 2012, the year their company was acquired by FacebookStephen Chernin Reuters The founders of Instagram, Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom, plan to resign, The New York Times reported Monday. Their exit marks the fifth founder departure from Facebook s high profile acquisitions. WhatsApp s Brian Acton and Jan Koum left in 2017 and 2018, respectively, leaving a reported $1.3 billion on the table. Palmer Luckey left Facebook s $2 billion VR acquisition, Oculus, in 2017, too.Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus, though all owned by Facebook, had fought, to varying degrees, to maintain their own identity. And for a while, Facebook had begun to look like a digital conglomerate, organized by app, with each getting equal billing. This made some sense. These products each have unique user bases, needs, and brands. They ve all been incredibly successful doing what they do. Their user numbers are astonishing, singly or as a group: Facebook, 2.3 billion; WhatsApp, 1.5 billion; Messenger, 1.3 billion; Instagram, 800 million.
Google has been slammed by Amnesty International s Technology and Human Rights researcher Joe Westby for a new ;Chat; feature that will not be encrypted. Westby called the decision to launch a messaging service without end to end encryption ;baffling; and said the move aims to show Google;s ;utter contempt for the privacy of Android users; as it easily allows cybercriminals and government spies to access to take control of users; private communication.From a security point of view, Google 's upcoming "Chat " service is not secure, unlike Apple 's iMessage and Facebooks 's WhatsApp. The latter two chat apps have end to end encryption that secures people 's privacy when using messaging apps. Ironically, Google 's own Allo chat app offers full end to end encryption.
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Google BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesvar facebookktitle='Google Pixel C Review'; facebookktitle=facebookktitle+" - The Times of India"; var facebooksyn='Google\'s got a genuine iPad Air 2 competitor on its hands.'; var fbmyRating; istechreview=true;Google Pixel C ReviewThe writer has posted comments on this articleTechradar | Dec 9, 2015, 12.13 PM ISTTAGS:pixel cIOSHTCgoogle pixel cAppleExpert's Rating(4)Readers Rating1 (Poor)1.5 (Below average)2 (Average)2.5 (Above average)3(Good)3.5 (Good +)4 (Very good)4.5 (Very good +)5 (Outstanding)Top Features1) Fantastic Screen 2) Premium Design 3) Solid Power Introduction and design The Pixel C was launched a little half-heartedly by Google during its Nexus 5X and 6P event, giving us glimpses of the slate while at the same time giving very little away. Which is surprising really, as Google has made a rather compelling high-end tablet. It's actually a new venture for Google, as the Pixel C is the first tablet designed and built by the search giant. Previous 'Google' slates sporting the Nexus brand have been made by Asus and HTC; this time round, though, Google's had total control over every aspect, moulding the device especially for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.