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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Just Dissed Facebook And Deleted His Account

11 April 2018, 04:55 | Cedric Leonard

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Wozniak deactivated - but didn't actually delete - his personal Facebook account, telling USA Today he didn't want someone else to obtain his screen name.

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.

Facebook has created a huge controversy by selling the user data.

When asked in that interview what he would do in Zuckerberg's situation, Cook said, "I wouldn't be in that situation", according to Recode.

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.

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