Everybody hates Facebook nowadays, it should go without saying. Much like how Loot Boxes have become taboo in the gaming industry, a lot of people are weary of using the social media giant. This is all because of the Cambridge Analytica incident that has the reps desperately trying to gain their users back.
So, Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak has recently taken the decision of leaving the platform after all of this. This is done out of concern for the fact that Facebook was careless about his data and the fact that they allowed Cambridge Analytica get away with it.
“Users provide every detail of their life to Facebook and … Facebook makes a lot of advertising money off this,” he said in an email to USA Today. “The profits are all based on the user’s info, but the users get none of the profits back.”.
After going into this little tirade, Wozniak confessed that he’d much rather have Facebook being a paid service rather than something freely accessible for everyone with an internet connection. “Apple makes its money off of good products, not off of you,” Wozniak said. “As they say, with Facebook, you are the product.”
While the first argument is debatable in my opinion. I can certainly agree with Mr. Wozniak about how data security is pretty important for a service. It’s simply not fair to have data leeched off you because a company needs money, take notes YouTube.
From what it seems, Cambridge Analytica just doesn’t give a damn about Facebook’s situation. Honestly, why should they? They already did their job and helped Mr. Trump become President of the United States. It’s one of the reasons why they are so nonchalant about where the data might be going to. All that’s left is to hear Mark’s statement when he faces the Congress about this situation.