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Top execs leaving embattled Facebook

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Departing Facebook executive Chris Cox (center). Photo: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images

Chris Cox, the top product executive at Facebook, is leaving the company along with Chris Daniels, the executive in charge of the WhatsApp messaging platform, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday.

Why it matters: These are notable departures at a time when the company says it is committed putting privacy first in its products, after a series of scandals over how it handles customer data. Cox in particular was also a top lieutenant to Zuckerberg.