Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says most people should leave Facebook

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says most people should leave Facebook

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says most people should leave Facebook

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Facebook makes a lot of advertising money off this", Wozniak said.

There are many different kinds of people, and some the benefits of Facebook are worth the loss of privacy.

Wozniak, who touched on the subject in an interview with TMZ, is not convinced that Facebook is interested in our privacy, despite CEO Mark Zuckerberg's statements of intent. "But to many others, like me, I recommend starting to think of a way to break away from Facebook".

When discussing potential ways social media companies like Facebook could keep user data private from advertisers while still making money, Wozniak suggested offering users the choice to pay for an extra layer of security.

The millionaire, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, recently said that a lack of privacy is his main concern regarding the Menlo Park, Calif. company and Big Tech in general.

You're saying words that really shouldn't be listened to, because you don't expect it.

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As he did back then, Wozniak reiterated his solution to the problem: let people pay for increased privacy. "But there's nearly no way to stop it", Wozniak said.

According to Wozniak, the prevalence of connected devices today means your conversations might not be as private as you think they are. "But there's nearly no way to stop it".

Woz, who quit Facebook past year after the Cambridge Analytics scandal, said that users could never be sure when they were being listened into. The said data gathered were later used in Donald Trump's campaigns.

Apple, meanwhile, has made privacy a focal point of its public keynotes and product commercials.

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

See the full video from TMZ below.

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