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WhatsApp Co-Founder Is Leaving the Company Amid Privacy Controversy at Facebook

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    WhatsApp Co-Founder Is Leaving the Company Amid Privacy Controversy at Facebook
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    Co-founder and CEO of Whatsapp Jan Koum speaks during a conference at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.

    The co-founder of WhatsApp — the messaging app that Facebook bought in 2014 — is leaving the company, CNBC reported.

    Jan Koum said in a Facebook post on Monday that it was time to "move on."

    "I'm taking some time off to do things I enjoy outside of technology, such as collecting rare air-cooled Porsches, working on my cars and playing ultimate frisbee," he said in a statement. "And I'll still be cheering WhatsApp on – just from the outside. Thanks to everyone who has made this journey possible."