Wozniak's comments echoed those of Apple CEO Tim Cook in an interview that aired on MSNBC last Friday.
Wozniak explained that Facebook doesn't safeguard its consumers' data the manner Apple (AAPL) does, also instead profits from its user's information.
"With Facebook, you are the product", said the Apple senior executive, who is one of the latest prominent users who have quit Facebook. Its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, will testify before Congress on Wednesday to explain how the scandal unfolded and try to convince the world that it won't happen again. "Apple has more safe methods to share stuffs about users". Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, most recently denounced the social medium for its covetous data tactics.
"If our customer was our product, we could make a ton of money", he said, echoing late Apple CEO Steve Job's stance on privacy.
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.
In Facebook's (and Google's for that matter) perspective, they are providing a free service that is accessible to everyone. Cambridge Analytica's harvesting of user data has supplied another datapoint instance Facebook being used to sway the U.S. Presidential election. The social media giant has been caught up in a wave of scandals regarding its data collection practices, most notably those that allowed political consultant firm Cambridge Analytica to inappropriately access millions of users' information.
Days later, Elon Musk had the Tesla and SpaceX pages removed from Facebook. How could Facebook continue to earn money while also protecting users' privacy? Carry, who also said that he would dump the stocks in the company, stated that user data should be handled more responsibly, and that activist investors should send a message asking the company to have responsible conduct.
Google breaks ground on Alabama data center
Kay Ivey said during Monday's ceremony. " We believe that Google should not be in the business of war ", the letter reads. Google has an option for more of the abandoned Widows Creek plant, which TVA is continuing to disassemble and clean up.
State joins others to sue USA over census question
Yet despite these findings, the Trump administration is going forward with asking individuals if they're a USA citizen or not. Adding a citizenship question would undermine participation and accuracy", Miller said in a statement Tuesday.
Salman Khan gets bail: Bollywood cheers for the superstar
Salman is facing 5 years in jail for killing the endangered species, which is protected under the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. The original poaching complaint against him was filed by the local Bishnoi community, who revere and worship the blackbuck.
It's bronze for the Blitzboks in Hong Kong
South Africa beat New Zealand 29-7 to take the bronze medal, while Argentina edged United States of America 14-12 to secure fifth. Jeff Oluoch starred in the game after he carried Shujaa on his shoulders to prevail over the Scottish team with a try.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands to get another year of free DLC
In this mode, an attacking team will set out to capture and hold an objective area, the defending team will try to stop them. Special Operation 1 includes the content planned for Updates 5 and 6 from the original Ghost War roadmap .