"It has given me less positives and extra negatives", Wozniak claimed this week in a Facebook post. Since the latter was revealed, many people have started a #deleteFacebook movement to protest the company's mismanagement of user data. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg responded to Apple's criticism by calling Cook's response as "extremely glib". During the interview, Cook was asked about how he would have handled the situation if he was in Zuckerberg's shoes. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is in Washington as the week begins, and will testify in Congress tomorrow about the data crisis.
"If you want to build a service which is not just serving rich people, then you need to have something that people can afford", he said while defending his business model. "At Facebook, we are squarely in the camp of the companies that work hard to charge you less and provide a free service that everyone can use. Apple only makes its money off of good products, so it can be done".
Facebook has recently come under fire over its handling of user data.
Steve Wozniak, the cofounder of Apple, has formally deactivated his Facebook account.
Worldwide experts to inspect attack site in Syria as United States ponders response
Top U.S. military chiefs reportedly advised the president that their forces need to remain in Syria to prevent an ISIS resurgence. As U.S. officials consider whether and how to respond, they are looking at what type of chemical agent might have been used.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said last week users would need to pay to keep the company from using their personal data, although the company does not now have a service tier for those seeking such privacy. Cambridge, a political consulting, firm apparently misused users' data, USA Today said.
Days later, Elon Musk had the Tesla and SpaceX pages removed from Facebook. Several other well-known personalities also have deleted Facebook including comedians like Will Ferrell and Jim Carrey. "Or transparency", he said in the statement.
Starting Monday, the 87 million users whose data might have been shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a message in their news feeds.