#deletefacebook? No, just get even

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"It is time. #deletefacebook."

That declaration came from Mr Brian Acton, co-founder of messaging service WhatsApp - itself a Facebook property, sold to the company for US$19 billion (S$25 billion) in 2014 - in a tweet after news of the social network's Cambridge Analytica scandal began to break.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 26, 2018, with the headline #deletefacebook? No, just get even. Subscribe