Facebook privacy concern was one of the most talked about news on the internet recently. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg assured regarding the issue that there will be a higher security alert from now on. After a prolonged period, Facebook underwent one of the biggest executive reshuffles in its history. Recode states that the company announced it today. While Mark Zuckerberg is still at the top of the hierarchy chain, everything underneath him is taking a new shape as Messenger, Whatsapp, Facebook Core app get new leaders. Facebook confirmed these changes to TechCrunch.
The company's reorganization has been done into three groups: The first one being “Family of Apps,” which involves Messenger, Instagram, Facebook's Core App and Whatsapp; The second one being “New platforms and Infrastructure,” which include AI, AR/VR, engineering teams, and blockchain; The third one being “Central Product Services”, that handles analytics, ads, product management teams.
The biggest moves include:
-Executive Chris Cox will be taking the lead of the new Family of Apps group, the biggest power move here.
-David Marcus will be stepping down from the role of Head of Messenger to lead an exploratory blockchain group under CTO Mike Schroepfer with Instagram's Kevin Weil.
-Facebook's Internet.org's Chris Daniels will be appearing taking over Whatsapp after CEO Jan Koum's announcement regarding his resignation last week.
Interestingly, it doesn't come across as anyone in the company is leaving, more like, the roles are being zigzagged across the organization elaborately to shift the focus of responsibility, giving a little more management power to some of the emerging leaders at the company. While enabling some of the seasoned veterans to tackle more emerging technologies within the company.
The announcement was done after a prolonged period of controversy revolving around the user privacy issues at the company. F8 developer conference was held by the company last week, where the executives and Zuckerberg repeatedly addressed the need to embrace “the broader responsibility.”
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