Two of Facebook's most important executives are leaving the company amid its decision to refocus its platform around encryption and privacy.
Chris Cox, Facebook's VP of Product, and Chris Daniels, who has lead WhatsApp since the departure of founder Jan Koum, are both leaving the company. Both men are long-serving Facebook veterans — Cox was one of Facebook's earliest employees, and Daniels has been with the company since 2011 — and trusted lieutenants of Mark Zuckerberg.
Their departures come barely a week after Zuckerberg announced sweeping changes to Facebook, in order re-orient the social network around encryption and privacy. A big piece of that plan hinges on combining the messaging infrastructure of WhatsApp, Instagram, and facebook Messenger. In a memo to employees, Zuckerberg suggested the events were linked. Read more...More about Tech, Facebook, Tech, and Social Media Companies