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Apple Co-Founder Wozniak 'Disgusted' With Facebook, Deactivates Account

Apple Co-Founder Wozniak 'Disgusted' With Facebook, Deactivates Account

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 even went on to add that all the profits of Facebook are based on user info but users get nothing in return for it.

Wozniak said he'd rather pay for Facebook.

Wozniak compared Facebook with Apple saying the latter tech giant he co-founded with late Steve Jobs did not make money off its users. Facebook, needless to say, remains in a tough pickle.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Cook's comment "extremely glib". Apple has more secure ways to share things about yourself.

Before deleting his Facebook account on Sunday, the former Apple co-founder posted a message for his 5,000 friends on the platform.

Steve also used the opportunity to uphold the high standards Apple maintains when it comes to safeguarding the privacy and its users.

When asked in that interview what he would do in Zuckerberg's situation, Cook said, "I wouldn't be in that situation", according to Recode. "At Facebook, we are squarely in the camp of the companies that work hard to charge you less and provide a free service that everyone can use". This is done out of concern for the fact that Facebook was careless about his data and the fact that they allowed Cambridge Analytica get away with it.

Facebook has recently come under fire over its handling of user data.

Days later, Elon Musk had the Tesla and SpaceX pages removed from 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. The firm was also linked to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, for which Facebook is already accused of promoting political ads backed by Russian influence. Carry, who also said that he would dump the stocks in the company, stated that user data should be handled more responsibly, and that activist investors should send a message asking the company to have responsible conduct.