Apple Co-founder shuts down his Facebook account

Apple Co-founder shuts down his Facebook account

Apple Co-founder shuts down his Facebook account

The announcement from "The Woz" comes as Facebook continues try to contain the damage from the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

What does WhatsApp's co-founder Brian Acton, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Playboy's CEO Cooper Hefner, and now Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak all have in common?

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has quit Facebook, USA Today reports. The profits are based on the information provided by the users, however, they do not get any of the profits back. 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.

"It's turned into money but none is returned to you for providing your data", he said.

Cook also criticized the way Facebook makes money. In an update last week, Facebook estimated as many as 87 million people, mostly in the United States, may have had their data improperly shared. "I wouldn't be in the situation", said Cook. Privacy activists have been warning the general public about this for years, but the realization that third party companies are now able to have access to user data is concerning to say the least.

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

Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is scheduled to testify to Congress about privacy issues tomorrow, April 10.

Wozniak explained to USA Today that he has grown uncomfortable with Facebook's business model and practices.

Wozniak has joined others in the complaints about how Facebook allowed this to happen, with Apple CEO Tim Cook already critiquing the company. Why pay to display your adverts for baby products to everyone that visits a site when you can pay Facebook to display them only to new parents, for example? "The reality here is that if you want to build a service that helps connect everyone in the world, then there are a lot of people who can't afford to pay".

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