Steve Wozniak Advises You to Delete Your Facebook Account
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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has some advice for Americans who use Facebook: Delete your account.
Wozniak says privacy is his main concern.
“There are many different kinds of people, and some [of] the benefits of Facebook are worth the loss of privacy,” Wozniak told TMZ. “But to many like myself, my recommendation is – to most people – you should figure out a way to get off Facebook.”
He continued: “But, everything about you... I mean, they can measure your heartbeat with lasers now, they can listen to you with a lot of devices. Who knows if my cellphone’s listening right now. Alexa has already been in the news a lot."
“So I worry because you’re having conversations that you think are private... You’re saying words that really shouldn’t be listened to, because you don’t expect it. But there’s almost no way to stop it,” Wozniak said.
Wozniak deleted his Facebook account back in March 2018, shortly after news broke about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, which revealed that the private data of millions of Facebook users was being harnessed by the firm that worked for Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
WIBC host Tony Katz offered his perspective in a commentary Tuesday afternoon. Click below to check it out.