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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Ditches Facebook Over Data Scandal

The co-founder of Apple Computers, Steve Wozniak, has said he’s leaving Facebook over the data-harvesting scandal that has rocked the company. On his now-deactivated account, Wozniak wrote Sunday: “I am in the process of leaving Facebook. It’s brought me more negatives than positives. Apple has more secure ways to share things about yourself. I can still deal with old-school email and text messages.” He praised Apple’s respect for privacy and later told USA Today: “Apple makes its money off of good products, not off of you. As they say, with Facebook, you are the product.” The Apple co-founder explained that he’s deactivated his account but didn’t delete so he can hold on to his SteveWoz username. Eighty-seven million Facebook users will find out Monday if their data was shared with Cambridge Analytica to predict and influence their political opinions, and gain access to a new tool to see what apps they use and what information has been shared about them.