Apple co-founder bashes Facebook over privacy

Apr 11, 2018, 05:58
Apple co-founder bashes Facebook over privacy

In an email to USA Today, Wozniak said Facebook makes a lot of advertising money from personal details provided by users.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has quit Facebook, USA Today reports.

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. This is done out of concern for the fact that Facebook was careless about his data and the fact that they allowed Cambridge Analytica get away with it.

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Wozniak said he didn't like the way the company collects user data for advertising purposes.

"It should bother us just how much data they'd access to, for example profile info people feel is private", Wozniak composed in a contact to CNNMoney. The CEO also called for new data-privacy legislation, saying that while his preference is for industries to self-regulate, "I think we're beyond that here".

Wozniak said he'd rather pay for Facebook. The announcement of the tech pioneer marks the recent development in backward and forward corporate sniping by tech leaders as Facebook deals with a disgrace over the possible mistreatment of consumer data by Cambridge Analytica-the political targeting firm. "It has given me less positives and extra negatives", Wozniak claimed this week in a Facebook post.

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Steve Wozniak, the cofounder of Apple, has formally deactivated his Facebook account.

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

Numerous celebrities also have joined the #DeleteFacebook exodus, including Cher, Will Ferrell, Rosie O'Donnell and Jim Carrey. Face book (FB) banned Cambridge Analytica out of its platform last month.

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Zuckerberg has apologized, and Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, has said she's sorry the company let so many people down.

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