Steve Wozniak shuts down his Facebook account in protest

10 April, 2018, 20:07 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • 'You are the product': Apple's cofounder Steve Wozniak is quitting Facebook

Wozniak was taken aback when he noticed the extent of the data collected by Facebook while changing and deleting some of his personal information before deactivating his account. To know if it was a final departure message from Wozniak, certain agencies tried to contact him but in vain.

Wozniak explained to USA Today that he has grown uncomfortable with Facebook's business model and practices. Wozniak's official public page on Facebook, which has about 230,000 followers, was still active as of Monday morning but now has only two active posts.

Cook also criticized the way Facebook makes money. He wants to keep his stevewoz handle and doesn't want anyone else getting a hold of it.

In addition to Wozniak, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been critical of Facebook for similar reasons in recent weeks, according to Fortune. "The truth is, we could make a ton of money if we monetized our customer - if our customer was our product", Cook said. He also said that he would sooner rely on Apple's "more secure ways to share things about yourself", including "old school email and text messages ..."

"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". "Mark Zuckerberg buys all the houses around his for privacy and buys extra lots in Hawaii around his for privacy".

Social media giant Facebook faced a major embarrassment after Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he was quitting it because he was anxious over the way Facebook and other Internet companies were dealing with the users' information.

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Wozniak said he'd rather pay for Facebook.

While the data affair has been a brand crisis for Facebook in the USA and other parts of the world, the company has 2 billion global users and many observers see this as a blip.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history.

For tech-savvy users, the Cambridge Analytica scandal simply encapsulates what privacy activists have been warning about for years.

Days later, Elon Musk had the Tesla and SpaceX pages removed from Facebook.


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