Apple co-founder bashes Facebook over privacy

Marcus Newton
April 11, 2018

Later in the week, the Facebook profile of the co-founder from which he had posted the message for departure seemed to have been removed and no longer accessible. "I was surprised to see how many categories for ads and how many advertisers I had to get rid of, one at a time", Wozniak told USA Today.

In addition to Wozniak, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been critical of Facebook for similar reasons in recent weeks, according to Fortune.

Woz went on to praise Apple for how it protects user data. During the interview, Cook was asked about how he would have handled the situation if he was in Zuckerberg's shoes. The CEO also called for new data-privacy legislation, saying that while his preference is for industries to self-regulate, "I think we're beyond that here". He further lauded Apple for working on people's privacy.

Wozniak's move came only before face book CEO Mark Zuckerberg meant to testify before congressional committees regarding the corporation's Cambridge Analytica scandal.

"If you want to build a service which is not just serving rich people, then you need to have something that people can afford", Zuckerberg responded". "At Facebook, we are squarely in the camp of the companies that work hard to charge you less and provide a free service that everyone can use".

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Wozniak said he'd rather pay for Facebook than being exploited by the social media giant.

So, Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak has recently taken the decision of leaving the platform after all of this.

Tech entrepreneur Steve Wozniak says he's quitting Facebook.

Speaking with USA Today, the eccentric entrepreneur explained he is abandoning the social network out of concern for how it handles the personal information of its 2.2 billion users.

A British data mining firm affiliated with Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign gathered personal information from 87 million Facebook users to try to influence elections. The dissenters include Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk and WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, as well as red-carpet regulars Will Ferrell, Cher, Rosie O'Donnell, Jim Carrey and the band Massive Attack.

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