Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he tries to ‘avoid Google and Facebook’
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, on stage at C2 in Montreal
Wozniak told the audience that the reason he chooses to stay off of the two popular platforms is because of their massive data collecting operations that are used for ad targeting purposes.
“They know everything about you. You give them your data and you just click, ‘okay, i accept this.’” They own everything, they can sell it for anything, [and] we don’t get any of it.” he said. “I think the formula should be that anything they make off of advertising [from] your data that you supplied, you’re entitled to some portion of it.”
He then plugged Apple’s penchant for privacy, noting that the company he co-founded more than 40 years ago “makes its money instead off of good products.”
“They both have problems,” he said. “They’re both becoming huge companies. But Uber, from what you read, is always a little bit worse.”