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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Quits Facebook, Says Negatives Outweigh Positives
By Mikelle Leow, 09 Apr 2018
Image via Viappy / Shutterstock.com
Gravity has been rediscovered as Facebook is hit with another blow from the Apple tree. Just recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook shunned the social network’s alleged capitalization on users’ private data. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the former’s claims as being “extremely glib.”
Now, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has delivered his thoughts about the security hoo-ha. In an email interview with USA Today, Wozniak declared that he was quitting Facebook because it was apparently profiteering off users without giving back to them.
“I am in the process of leaving Facebook. It’s brought me more negatives than positives.”
He also said he would rather stick to “old school email and text messages.”
Echoing Cook’s words, Wozniak added, “Apple makes its money off of good products, not off of you. As they say, with Facebook, you are the product.”
Wozniak expressed his “surprise” at the number of advertisers he had to unlink from his account. “Ads and spam are bad things these days and there are no controls over them. Or transparency.”
“Users provide every detail of their life to Facebook and… [it] makes a lot of advertising money off this… but the users get none of the profits back.”
However, Apple’s co-founder clarified that he was only phasing out of his account, and was not deleting it as he did not want his ‘stevewoz’ handle to go to another person.
“I don’t want someone else grabbing it, even another Steve Wozniak.”
[via USA Today, cover image via Viappy / Shutterstock.com]
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