Facebook is currently facing a privacy crisis after reports emerged that third party apps such as Cambridge Analytica could access personal user data per millions and use these informations for unfair practices.
Consequently, a campaign against the social media giant followed under the banner #DeleteFaceboook which was picked up by several personalities in the tech industry such as Whatsapp co-founder Brian Acton and Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Reports are now emerging that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has also shut down his Facebook account obviously concerned by the data policy and possible breaches of private information.
He sent an email to USA Today explaining the motive behind his decision to leave Facebook, stating that Facebook enrich themselves by selling users’ information in the name of target advertising. His words were
profits are all based on the user’s info, but the users get none of the profits back.
Wozniak also stated that Facebook should adopt a policy similar to Apple that is by paying a premium for the services given by the social media. He stated,
Apple makes money off of good products, not off of you.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO is scheduled to testify at the Capitol today and tomorrow about the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal and how they made it possible for third party companies to abuse the service they’ve put in place.
Facebook is currently revising and modifying its security features, especially concerning data privacy in order to save face against the harsh criticism they face throughout the world.