Facebook is under a lot of pressure these days as they begin the process of letting us users know whether or not their personal data was shared with Cambridge Analytica. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, is getting ready to testify to Congress, and a lot of people are deleting their FB accounts in the wake of the security breach. So just how serious is this, and should we seriously consider kicking Facebook to the curb? Well, if you listen to Steve Wozniak, you should! Wozniak is the co-founder of Apple, so I guess he should know what he’s talking about. In an interview with USA Today, Wozniak said the problem is what Facebook is all about: “As they say, with Facebook, you are the product. Users provide every detail of their life to Facebook and… Facebook makes a lot of advertising money off this. The profits are all based on the user’s info, but the users get none of the profits back.” Wozniak says he has deleted his Facebook account, and said he would “rather pay for Facebook than have his personal information exploited for advertising.”
Wow! How do you feel about Facebook now? If you find out your personal info was part of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, would you delete your Facebook account, or is it just too important to you?
Source: USA Today