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The Latest: Apple co-founder bashes Facebook over privacy

April 09, 2018 - 6:02 PM

PHILADELPHIA - The Latest on Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announcing he is shutting down his Facebook account (all times local):

6:45 p.m.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he isn't sure Facebook can fix its privacy issues and he expects it will be decades before it changes its policies.

Wozniak announced he's shutting down his Facebook account amid the worst privacy crisis the social media company has faced.

In an interview Monday in Philadelphia with The Associated Press, Wozniak called Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's failure to look after his users' privacy hypocritical. He notes Zuckerberg bought lots and houses around his home to ensure his privacy.

Wozniak says he closed his Facebook account after several trusted friends deleted their accounts last week amid the company's data privacy scandal.

Facebook has announced technical changes intended to address privacy issues.

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7:20 a.m.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history.

In an email to USA Today, Wozniak says Facebook makes a lot of advertising money from personal details provided by users. He says the "profits are all based on the user's info, but the users get none of the profits back."

Wozniak says he'd rather pay for Facebook. He says "Apple makes money off of good products, not off of you."

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify on Capitol Hill on Tuesday and Wednesday about the company's ongoing data-privacy scandal and how it failed to guard against other abuses of its service.

Facebook has announced technical changes intended to address privacy issues.

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