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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak took time out of his day to warn us all to delete Facebook. Permanently.
The co-founder stopped to talk to TMZ at Reagan National Airport earlier this week, and told cameras that he’s genuinely worried about privacy.
“There are many different kinds of people, and some 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.”
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Three weeks after Facebook’s part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal was revealed, Wozniak deleted his Facebook account.
But, while he urged everyone to delete the app, he told TMZ that there really was no stopping big tech firms.
“I mean, they can measure your heartbeat with lasers now, they can listen to you with a lot of devices,” he said.
“Who knows if my mobile phone’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.”
But what’s the tech pioneer’s solution to the problem with big tech and data breaches?
Give us the choice to pay more for our privacy.
“Let me pay a certain amount, and you’ll keep my data more secure and private than everybody else handing it to advertisers.”
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