Apple Co-Founder has Now Jumped the Facebook Ship

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Steve Wozniak, the cofounder of Apple, told USA Today he's quitting Facebook. 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.

Prior to this, Apple co-founder and CEO Tim Cook publicly sneered the social networking giant during a joint interview with Recode and MSNBC. "Apple makes its money off of good products, not off of you", Wozniak said.

Wozniak's move came just before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg planned to testify before congressional committees about the company's Cambridge Analytica scandal. Apple has more secure ways to share things about yourself.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is the latest among a clutch of celebrities that have shunned Facebook in recent times over privacy issues.

Wozniak told his friends on Facebook that the social network had "brought me more negatives than positives", saying that he is only retaining his account to prevent someone else from grabbing the Facebook screen name "stevewoz".

After going into this little tirade, Wozniak confessed that he'd much rather have Facebook being a paid service rather than something freely accessible for everyone with an internet connection. He praised Apple for respecting people's privacy. According to Wozniak, such firms use the widescale data collection operations to ace ad targeting.

Cambridge Analytica, a London-based data agency tied toPresident donald-trump's effort, acquired access to advice for an estimated 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge.

"I wouldn't be in the situation", said Cook, who previously called for regulations on Facebook.

Wozniak said he didn't like the way the company collects user data for advertising purposes. "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". Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk deleted Facebook pages for Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX.

He further compared privacy rules of the two giants by stating that Apple is committed to user privacy and also questioned Facebook's business model by monetizing user's personal information.

Numerous celebrities also have joined the #DeleteFacebook exodus, including Cher, Will Ferrell, Rosie O'Donnell and Jim Carrey.