Steve Wozniak quits Facebook amid data concerns, says report

Steve Wozniak Quit Facebook

Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, told USA Today that he is abandoning the social media giant, joining the #DeleteFacebook movement in which Facebook users are shutting down their accounts over concerns about the use of their personal information. "Well, give me a price to never share my data and I'll know how much I'm paying for that account".

But now, many users are demanding that Facebook stop doing the thing that earns the company billions of dollars each year. "I can still deal with old school email and text messages", he wrote. Deleting his facebook pages for Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity. "It has given me less positives and extra negatives", Wozniak claimed this week in a Facebook post. He added that Apple reviews apps to confirm that each one meets the privacy standards his company has required for users. "I wouldn't be in the situation", said Cook. He further lauded Apple for working on people's privacy. 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.

"If you want to build a service which is not just serving rich people, then you need to have something that people can afford", he said while defending his business model. The CEO, who is scheduled to present his case before the congressional committees in Washington, said that Facebook is among the companies that works hard to charge less and provide a free service to everyone.

Wozniak also said he would rather pay a fee to Facebook than have his information used for advertising. While it claims to not sell personal information directly to advertisers, it relies on that data to better target ads. While it's possible to leave Facebook without retiring from Messenger, there's always the risk that Facebook will keep on collecting data on its users. Cambridge, a political consulting, firm apparently misused users' data, USA Today said.

Wozniak's move comes in the midst of Facebook's deepest crisis, a data breach that has affected 87 million users globally. It was only a few weeks ago that Elon Musk quit Facebook, and he did it with a bang. WhatsApp Co-founder Brian Acton also asked people to delete Facebook.

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