Ap­ple co-founder protests Face­book cri­sis by shut­ting down ac­count

South Florida Times - - BUSINESS -

SAN FRAN­CISCO (AP) - Ap­ple co-founder Steve Woz­niak is shut­ting down his Face­book ac­count as the so­cial me­dia gi­ant strug­gles to cope with the worst pri­vacy cri­sis in its his­tory.

In an email to USA To­day, Woz­niak says Face­book makes a lot of ad­ver­tis­ing money from per­sonal de­tails pro­vided by users. He says the “profits are all based on the user's info, but the users get none of the profits back.'' Woz­niak says he'd rather pay for Face­book. He says “Ap­ple makes money off of good prod­ucts, not off of you.''

Face­book CEO Mark Zucker­berg will tes­tify on Capi­tol Hill about the com­pany's on­go­ing data-pri­vacy scan­dal and how it failed to guard against other abuses of its ser­vice.

Face­book has an­nounced tech­ni­cal cha-nges in­tended to ad­dress pri­vacy is­sues. Ap­ple co-founder Steve Woz­niak


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