Wozniak told USA Today on Sunday that he's leaving Facebook out of concern for its treatment of data and privacy. 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. While it claims to not sell personal information directly to advertisers, it relies on that data to better target ads.
"With Facebook, you are the product", said the Apple senior executive, who is one of the latest prominent users who have quit Facebook.
But now, many users are demanding that Facebook stop doing the thing that earns the company billions of dollars each year. In the interview, part of MSNBC's "Revolution" series, Cook blasted Facebook's handling of the Cambridge Analytica situation, saying that "privacy to us is a human right" and noted that Apple could "make a ton of money" if it chose to monetize its customers' data. The social media giant has been caught up in a wave of scandals regarding its data collection practices, most notably those that allowed political consultant firm Cambridge Analytica to inappropriately access millions of users' information.
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The bonds are strong. "It's just so sad - these hockey players, they're trying to chase their dream and to have that happen. Garinger said the Broncos are a close-knit team from the small city of about 6,000 people 110 kilometres east of Saskatoon.
Jefferies analyst Brent Thill wrote in a recent research note that the firm analyzed Facebook's traffic in March and did not find many users jumping ship.
Steve also used the opportunity to uphold the high standards Apple maintains when it comes to safeguarding the privacy and its users. The CEO, who is scheduled to present his case before the congressional committees in Washington, said that Facebook is among the companies that works hard to charge less and provide a free service to everyone.
While the data affair has been a brand crisis for Facebook in the USA and other parts of the world, the company has 2 billion global users and many observers see this as a blip.