Apple Co-Founder Ditches Facebook Over Data Scandal

The Associated Press reports:

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.”

The Huffington Post reports:

He also told the newspaper that he had deactivated his account, but did not delete it to keep control over his “SteveWoz” screen name. “I don’t want someone else grabbing it, even another Steve Wozniak,” he said. Before deactivating the account, Wozniak posted a goodbye message. “It’s brought me more negatives than positives,” he wrote. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify in Congress this week in connection with the company’s data practices and the scandal surrounding it.