Steve Wozniack deletes Facebook account: Here's why

Christopher Wylie, a whistleblower who once worked at Cambridge Analytica has said that it worked with Canadian company AggregateIQ

Wozniak told the paper that he would rather pay to use Facebook than have his personal information exploited for advertising.

In addition to Wozniak, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been critical of Facebook for similar reasons in recent weeks, according to Fortune.

Following on from other famous figures in the tech and entertainment industries, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has said that he's left Facebook over the company's misuse of its users' data.

By contrast, Wozniak said, "Apple makes its money off of good products, not off of you".

He added, "Users provide every detail of their life to Facebook and".

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That, however, doesn't change the fact that Facebook does generate profit from advertisements, not unlike Google, which Woz also criticized in the past. When he announced his intent to not use Facebook anymore, he wrote, "I am in the process of leaving Facebook". Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history. "I can still deal with old school email and text messages", Apple co-founder said in a Facebook post, revealing his intentions to sign off from Facebook. This comment coincides with the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

Steve also used the opportunity to uphold the high standards Apple maintains when it comes to safeguarding the privacy and its users. Speaking at an global business conference in Montreal previous year, Wozniak said he tries to "avoid Google and Facebook".

"Facebook's Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress in wake of the controversy over the leak of users" data.

Wozniak said he didn't like the way the company collects user data for advertising purposes.

"Since then, Facebook's problems have worsened, including the revelation this week that what it called "malicious actors" could have accessed information, including names and profile photos, about most of the social network's more than 2 billion users". While it's possible to leave Facebook without retiring from Messenger, there's always the risk that Facebook will keep on collecting data on its users.

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