Social media giant Facebook faced a major embarrassment after Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he was quitting it because he was anxious over the way Facebook and other Internet companies were dealing with the users' information.
Additionally, almost all of Facebook's users could've had an app siphon off their user data without their consent at some point during their Facebook lives.
Cambridge Analytica was accused of illegally accessing Facebook users data in violation of Facebook terms of service after the data was allegedly misused for the election campaign of US President Donald Trump in 2016. He also notes that Apple handles security much better than Mark Zuckerberg's company.
Zuckerberg hit back at Cook in a subsequent interview with Vox, calling Cook's comments "extremely glib".
This weekend, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joined its numbers. Now, it's Steve Wozniak who's has a proverbial bone with the social media company. "Apple has more safe methods to share stuffs about users".
Zuckerberg, 33, is set to testify before Congress next week in a two-day open hearing on Cambridge Analytica and Facebook's response. Facebook was accused of unwittingly sharing information of more than 87 million of its users with the company, per NBC News.
Wozniak said he would rather pay for Facebook than have his personal information exploited for advertising.
Cook has pointed out the distinction between Apple's business model of selling products to customers for a profit, and that of internet platforms that are "gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it". "We don't believe that". "I wouldn't be in the situation", said Cook. How could Facebook continue to earn money while also protecting users' privacy?