Apple co-founder shuts down Facebook account following data misuse scandal

Apple Co Founder Steve Wozniak Deactivates His Facebook Over Data Breach

Wozniak, who needs no introduction given his many contributions to some of Apple's finest products, says he's leaving the platform in light of concerns over security safeguards for personal information users share with the social media site. "Facebook makes a lot of advertising money off this", he said in an email to USA Today, according to a story published Sunday. "Apple makes its money off of good products, not off of you", Wozniak said. He even went on to add that all the profits of Facebook are based on user info but users get nothing in return for it. Apple CEO Tim Cook also expressed a similar opinion during an interview in March saying he would have never seen himself in place of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg because his firm always respects the privacy of its customers. Facebook, needless to say, remains in a tough pickle.

While the data affair has been a brand crisis for Facebook in the USA and other parts of the world, the company has 2 billion global users and many observers see this as a blip.

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. Steve, however, has said he isn't deleting his Facebook account just yet.




"Facebook's Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress in wake of the controversy over the leak of users" data. The dissenters include Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk and WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, as well as red-carpet regulars Will Ferrell, Cher, Rosie O'Donnell, Jim Carrey and the band Massive Attack. He also stressed that Apple reviews all apps as a way to weed out potential violators of its privacy standards.

Wozniak's move comes in the midst of Facebook's deepest crisis, a data breach that has affected 87 million users globally.

Zuckerberg in return hit back on Cook by calling his comments extremely "grib".

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