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Apple Co-Founder Slams Facebook: We Make Money ‘Off of Good Products’ – Not By Selling Out Our Users


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify before Congress this week regarding concerns over how Facebook collects and shares its users’ data.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he’s deleting his Facebook account, accusing the social media giant of making enormous profits off of its users while they “get none of the profits back," reports SF Gate.

He said he would rather pay for Facebook than let the company collect his personal details and sell them to advertisers and other interested parties. 

Wozniak fired, 

Apple makes money off of good products, not off of you.

Zuckerberg will testify before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees on April 10 and before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11 following allegations that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data on tens of millions of Facebook users - reported to be over 87 million. 

He plans to apologize to Congress and take full responsibility for the matter as the co-founder and CEO of the company, according to a copy of his opening statement released on Monday.

"It's clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well. That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy," the statement reads.

"We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake. It was my mistake, and I'm sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I'm responsible for what happens here," says Zuckerberg.

Facebook says it will be notifying users on Monday whose private data may have been compromised.

(Cover Photo: Flickr / Gage Skidmore)

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