Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Swipes at Zuckerberg: He Buys Up Neighboring Houses to Protect His Privacy
This week, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joined the growing boycott of Facebook, telling USA Today that he left the social media platform over concerns regarding its data collection. Facebook has estimated that as many as 87 million people possibly had their personal data improperly shared with firm Cambridge Analytica.
With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress this week about the company’s privacy policies and the Cambridge Analytica data leak, Wozniak appeared on MSNBC this afternoon to discuss. In the tech pioneer’s opinion, Zuckerberg obviously values his privacy far more than he does of Facebook’s users, considering how he lives his personal life.
“Look at the privacy side of it, though,” Wozniak said. “Mark Zuckerberg buys all the houses around his for privacy and buys extra lots in Hawaii around his for privacy. But oh, our privacy has not been respected and watched over.”
He continued, “Facebook could have done a much better job of being honest. Things you think are private are to that extent you are only sharing with your friends. But really all you are doing is sharing with advertisers. Apple only makes its money off of good products, so it can be done.”
Wozniak also noted that Zuckerberg could fix these issues with Facebook but won’t, adding that “personalities don’t change.”
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.
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