A tech celebrity Steve Wozniak has recently made an announcement that he is leaving Facebook. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak left Facebook over data collection and also because of the security of his personal information.
Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Left Facebook
Steve Wozniak wrote in an email that users provide each and every detail of their life to Facebook and in return Facebook makes a lot of advertising money off this. The profits are all based on the user’s info, however users get nothing in profits.
Tech celebrity Steve Wozniak said in the Facebook post:
“I am in the process of leaving Facebook. It’s brought me more negatives than positives. Apple has more secure ways to share things about yourself. I can still deal with old-school email and text messages,”
He wanted to delete some ad-related stuff before deactivating his account and was shocked by the extent of Facebook’s data collection.
Wozniak also said that he would like to pay for the service instead of sharing his information that fuels the company’s advertisement platform.
Mark Zuckerberg has announced changes to their platform to win people’s trust back.
However, Wozniak has deactivated his account but not permanently deleted it. Maybe, he left room for a change of mind and we may see Steve Wozniak’s return to the social network in near future.