or ack·ton, ake·ton
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Acton was growing alarmed at what he saw as Facebook’s plans to add advertisements and track even more user data.
Even so, while Acton was still at the company in 2016, WhatsApp introduced new terms of service that forced users, if they wanted to keep using the app, to agree that their WhatsApp data could be accessed by Facebook.
I try to use it to conduct my interview with Acton, but the call fails to connect.
So Acton poured $50 million of his Facebook fortune into setting up the Signal Foundation, a non-profit that could support the development of Signal as a direct rival to WhatsApp.
Soon after quitting, Acton teamed up with Marlinspike once again.
When Acton died in 1953, no will was found and his estate was inherited by Harold.
New York University was not thunderstruck by the news that Sir Harold Acton had left the school his estate when he died in 1994.
Acton had no heirs and initially offered to leave his estate to Oxford, but the offer was turned down.
Arthur Acton decided to go into business with a neighbor in Florence, Bernard Berenson.
She and her family have been in litigation with NYU over the Acton estate since his death.
From their father, Currer, Ellis, and Acton derived a strong will.Emily Bront|A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
Acton, ak′tun, n. a stuffed leather jacket which used to be worn under a coat of mail.
The greatest blank in the shining page was the memory of Acton Hague, of which he inveterately tried to rid himself.
He was further conscious that he showed his companion a white face when he turned round on her gasping: “Acton Hague!”
His tide had ebbed, not flowed; if he had “forgiven” Acton Hague, that forgiveness was a motive with a broken spring.
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Also, act upon. Conduct oneself in accordance with or as a result of information or another action, as in I will act on my lawyer's advice, or The manager refused to act upon the hotel guest's complaints. [c. 1800]
Influence or affect, as in The baby's fussing acted on the sitter's nerves. [c. 1800]