Steve Wozniak promises to delete his Facebook account in protest

Steve Wozniak co-founder of Apple says Facebook has a lot to answer for More

"Apple has more safe methods to share stuffs about users. I can still deal with old school email and text messages".

Later in the week, the Facebook profile of the co-founder from which he had posted the message for departure seemed to have been removed and no longer accessible. "Facebook makes a lot of advertising money off this", he told USA Today.

Wozniak wrote that Facebook had "brought me more negatives than positives". Wozniak, that co-founded Apple from the 1970 s with stevejobs, remains employed with the company.

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Last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Facebook should have fixed the problem before reaching this point. During the interview, Cook was asked about how he would have handled the situation if he was in Zuckerberg's shoes.

"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.

Zuckerberg, who is set to testify in front of Congress this week about the scandal, pushed back in an interview with the website Vox. 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". Facebook has never charged for access to its service. Wozniak said he'd rather pay for Facebook than have his personal information exploited for advertising.

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Will privacy and data concerns discourage users from using Facebook or will social media continue forward as usual?

Steve Wozniak, the cofounder of Apple, has formally deactivated his Facebook account. According to Wozniak, such firms use the widescale data collection operations to ace ad targeting.

The movement began with the revelation that Cambridge Analytica - a political marketing firm that worked with Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign - improperly harvested the data of 50 million Facebook users, raising new questions about the social network's ability to protect user data.

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He further compared privacy rules of the two giants by stating that Apple is committed to user privacy and also questioned Facebook's business model by monetizing user's personal information.

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