Steve Wozniak plans to delete his Facebook account over privacy issues

Steve Wozniak plans to delete his Facebook account over privacy issues

Steve Wozniak plans to delete his Facebook account over privacy issues

Facebook found itself in deep trouble since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke out revealing how the privacy of 87 million users might have been compromised. In fact, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg confirmed as much by stating that users would need to pay to avoid having their data used for advertising.

Writing in an email to USA Today, the designer of the Apple II computer criticised Facebook's business model that makes a product of its users and sells them to advertisers.

A common argument about why websites like Facebook and Google are free is because of the fact that users are paying with their data and private information rather than money.

Steve said the reason he has opted out of Facebook is the manner in which the social media site tends to use the personal info of its users to maximize its ad potential. "Apple makes its money off of good products, not off of you", he said. Especially when says that he's leaving Facebook.

Copyright 2018 United Press International, Inc. Breaking up with Facebook is not easy for the Apple Co-Founder, there he did not choose to delete his account permanently.

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According to USA Today, who saw the post before the profile disappeared, Wozniak wrote that Facebook "brought more negatives than positives". "Ads and spam are bad things these days and there are no controls over them".

Wozniak isn't the only tech leader to slam Facebook for its struggles to protect the massive amounts of information it has at its disposal.

The controversy sparked when Apple CEO Tim Cook in an interview to Recode and MSNBC said that he wouldn't be in the situation when he was asked what would he do if he were in Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg situation. "I think the best regulation is self-regulation".

Wozniak's move came only before face book CEO Mark Zuckerberg meant to testify before congressional committees regarding the corporation's Cambridge Analytica scandal. He added that Apple reviews apps to confirm that each one meets the privacy standards his company has required for users.

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