Facebook Hires Ex Yahoo Executive Alex Stamos As Chief Security Officer

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    A Yahoo executive, Alex Stamos will be joining Facebook as a chief security officer next week. Stamos announced his move by posting on Facebook as well as updating his profile on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Facebook Appoints Alex Stamos As Chief Security Officer

    Stamos, who became the chief information security officer at Yahoo just a year ago, now has his Facebook post say that he will be joining Facebook on coming Monday.

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    "There is no company in the world that is better positioned to tackle the challenges faced not only by today's Internet users but for the remaining 2/3rds of humanity we have yet to connect," Stamos posted on Facebook.

    "The Facebook security team has demonstrated a history of innovation as well as a unique willingness to share those innovations with the world, and we will build upon that history in the years to come," he wrote.

    Stamos will replace Joe Sullivan as the chief security officer, who left Facebook in April to join Uber Technologies.

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    Parting from Yahoo, Stamos wrote that "I had a wonderful time at Yahoo and learned that the Yahoo Paranoids truly live up to their legend. Their commitment, brilliance, drive and pioneering spirit made it a pleasure to roll up our sleeves and get to work."

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