Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak leaving Facebook over privacy concerns

Steve Wozniak Quit Facebook

It's brought me more negatives than positives.

While Wozniak's comments might be read as merely parroting the Apple company line, he has spent many years outside the company espousing independent viewpoints, spotlighting his appreciation of Android phones and his lack of synchronization with Apple's marketing efforts. "I can still deal with old school email and text messages". Deleting his facebook pages for Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity. To know if it was a final departure message from Wozniak, certain agencies tried to contact him but in vain.

It's "a big hypocrisy not respecting my privacy when (Facebook CEO Mark) Zuckerberg buys all the houses around his and all the lots around his in Hawaii for his own privacy", Wozniak said. And he heaped praise on the company he co-founded with the late Steve Jobs for respecting user privacy. According to SlashGear, Woz has not severed all ties with his Facebook, rather he only deactivated it.

"I wouldn't be in the situation", said Cook, who previously called for regulations on Facebook.

Wozniak said Apple Inc., based in Cupertino, California, has systems and policies that in many cases allow people to choose whether to share certain data. 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. Zuckerberg said, "If you want to build a service which is not just serving rich people, then you need to have something that people can afford".

In Facebook's (and Google's for that matter) perspective, they are providing a free service that is accessible to everyone.

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Wozniak compared Apple with Facebook in their relations with users, saying "Apple makes its money off of good products, and not off of you". He also stated he would even prefer paying Facebook if that can prevent the social site from commercializing its user's personal information to boost advertising revenue.

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

We can add Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak to the list of tech celebs that are officially boycotting 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.

Wozniak's decision comes after data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica reportedly accessed and misused up to 87 million Facebook profiles. The firm was also linked to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, for which Facebook is already accused of promoting political ads backed by Russian influence. Several other well-known personalities also have deleted Facebook including comedians like Will Ferrell and Jim Carrey.

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