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Apple Co-Founder Wozniak Tells Users to Get Off Facebook

Apple Co-Founder Wozniak Tells Users to Get Off Facebook”

Apple's co-founder, Steve Wozniak, thinks that everyone should join him in deleting their Facebook accounts.

He thinks social media sites should give users the option to pay to keep their private data out of the hands of advertisers.

Wozniak dumped Facebook three weeks after the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke in March 2018.

As he did back then, Wozniak reiterated his solution to the problem: let people pay for increased privacy.

The Cupertino-based tech giant's co-founder expressed his worry over Facebook users saying that people could be made to believe that they are having private conversations when in fact they are not. It's brought me more negatives than positives. "I can still deal with old school email and text messages", he wrote before he deactivated his account, USA Today reported. But Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak isn't convinced that Facebook is keeping our personal interactions confidential. "I don't think we can stop it ..." It has been reminding users that its business model does not heavily rely on advertising, as is the case with Facebook and Google, and therefore does not benefit from collecting personal information. But everything about you.

"Who knows if my mobile phone's listening right now. Alexa has already been in the news a lot", Woz told TMZ.

Wozniak gave a list of possible privacy risks that await Facebook users with the scope of invasion that the technology and social media platform have over a lot of people, citing examples such as the ability to measure heartbeat with lasers.

Fellow Apple bigwig, Tim Cook, CEO of the company, has also pointed fingers at much of the Silicon Valley tech cohort.

"We see it every day now with every data breach, every privacy violation, every blind eye turned to hate speech, fake news poisoning out national conversation, the false miracles in exchange for a single drop of your blood". "You're saying words that shouldn't be listened to because you don't expect it, but there's nearly no way to stop it".



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