Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak ‘disgusted’ with Facebook, deactivates account

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak 'disgusted' with Facebook, deactivates account

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he’s “disgusted” by how Facebook handles personal information, and that he deactivated his account Sunday

“It should bother all of us how much data they had access to, like profile info that we think is private,” Wozniak wrote in an email to CNNMoney. “My disgust goes to Facebook. But, like all of us, I clicked ‘Accept’ or ‘OK’ or something and gave it away to Facebook. I have always felt badly about social websites being able to sell my stuff, like my photos, and keeping all the money.”

Wozniak’s move came just before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg planned to testify before congressional committees about the company’s Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Cambridge Analytica, a London-based data firm tied to President Donald Trump’s campaign [.]

 

I wonder how much of this move is a PR stunt aimed at sticking the knife in to FB’s already open wound? It certainly has gained a lot of attention within the media, both online and offline.

After all, Steve W is a dominant name and figure. It’s obvious that if he made a move such as this it would draw attention to FB’s already huge problem while showing Apple in a positive light at a time when consumers are questioning how safe their personal data is with such large companies.

 

 

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