by WorldTribune Staff, April 10, 2018
The co-founder of Apple is shutting down his Facebook account, saying he doesn’t believe the social media giant will fix its privacy issues any time soon.
Steve Wozniak said he doesn’t believe Facebook will change its intrusive policies “for decades.”
In an email to USA Today, Wozniak said “Users provide every detail of their life to Facebook. Facebook makes a lot of advertising money off this. The profits are all based on the user’s info, but the users get none of the profits back.”
Wozniak said he’d rather pay for Facebook.
“Apple makes money off of good products, not off of you,” he said.
Wozniak told The Associated Press that he decided to delete his Facebook account last week after several of his trusted friends did the same.
It’s “a big hypocrisy not respecting my privacy when (Facebook CEO Mark) Zuckerberg buys all the houses around his and all the lots around his in Hawaii for his own privacy,” Wozniak said. “He knows the value of it, but he’s not looking after mine.”