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The Woz says goodbye to Facebook

The Woz says goodbye to Facebook

Starting Monday, some 87 million Facebook users should see a notification atop their news feeds notifying them that their data might have been shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Wozniak said that Facebook doesn't protect its users' data the way Apple does, and instead profits from its user's information.

Wozniak said he'd rather pay for Facebook than have his personal information used by advertisers. "As they say, with Facebook, you are the product".

Joining the ever-growing list of celebrities deleting their Facebook profiles is Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. "Apple makes its money off of good products, not off of you", he said.

In the tech pioneer's opinion, Zuckerberg obviously values his privacy far more than he does of Facebook's users, considering how he lives his personal life.

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His remarks also cast Apple in an awfully flattering light, as Facebook hits its lowest ebb in terms of public opinion. "I am in the procedure of stepping away from Facebook". To this Cook said, "I wouldn't be in the situation". "I can still deal with old school email and text messages". Face book (FB) banned Cambridge Analytica out of its platform last month.

With Facebook's share price hovering at around 15% less than when the scandal first broke, these are serious questions that the social network is going to have to continue to ask itself.

Zuckerberg, who is set to testify in front of Congress this week about the scandal, pushed back in an interview with the website Vox.

Wozniak also compared Facebook's money-making tactics to that of Apple. He also notes that Apple handles security much better than Mark Zuckerberg's company. CubeYou (the data analytics company) employed personality quizzes evidently labeled for "non-profit educational study" to assist marketers find users. Facebook has never charged for access to its service.

According to a survey of 750 U.S. internet users, Facebook and Instagram are still tops, Thill found, with 93 per cent using Facebook and about 50 per cent using Instagram.