Wozniak is said to have removed his personal Facebook account from last year, and now he recommends that everyone follow suit.
Steve Wozniak, warning people to stay away from Facebook forever.
Recently, news website TMZ conducted a brief interview with Woz at Reagan National Airport in Washington DC, and he warned that shortcomings in privacy protection on social networking platforms. The largest planet makes it unworthy to be used, and in general, “who knows, maybe my cell phone is bugging me right now?”
“There are many types of people, and for some of them, Facebook’s benefits deserve to trade in the loss of privacy,” Wozniak said. “But for many people like myself, my recommendation is – for most people – you should try to leave Facebook.”
Wozniak said that although he was worried about big tech firms violating user privacy, he didn’t think there was any way to prevent it.
“But, everything about you … I mean, they can measure your heart rate with lasers today, they can eavesdrop on you with so many devices. Who knows whether my cell phone “I don’t know. Is it listening right now or not? Alexa appears on regular newsletters” – Woz said.
“So I’m worried because you’re having an exchange that you think is private … You say words that really shouldn’t be heard by anyone else, because you don’t want that at all. But close “There is no way to stop it,” Woz continued.
Wozniak left Facebook just 3 weeks after the Cambridge Analytica scandal appeared full of newspapers in March 2018. The scandal revealed that private companies are using Facebook data to manipulate the presidential election in 2016 to bring advantages to President Donald Trump – namely, tracking emotions and behavior. User on this platform. Facebook since that scandal has been found to be in violation in many other cases, including complicity in Myanmar’s genocide – according to a UN report. Facebook acknowledges that its platform has been used to “instigate secession and incite real-life violence”.
The solution Wozniak offers – a solution that has been opposed by many before – is to let people pay to have privacy on social networks.
“People think they have some degree of privacy that doesn’t really exist. Why don’t they give me an option? Let me pay a sum of money, and you’ll keep my data safe and more private than others who want to offer it to advertisers. ”
I don’t know what to say, but wish you luck with that idea Woz. And wish us all luck!
Is Facebook tracking everything from users?
Facebook tracks user information, tracks mouse movements on a computer screen, and can track both eye movements and emotions.
Yes, Facebook is recording the mouse movement on the screen when you use this social network. Facebook said it could develop tools to allow the company to track user eye and emotional movements.
Although Facebook has denied it, said it is not developing the software, but they have held at least two patents. These two patents are titled “Eye tracking calibration” and “Emotional tracking and content distribution techniques.”
In a 229-page document to Congress after an investigation of Facebook’s data leak scandal with Cambridge Analytica, the company revealed that it had considered developing the technology.
Facebook said: “We are always exploring how technology can improve our service. We are currently not developing technology to identify users with eye movement camera. If we Deploying this technology in the future, we will definitely consider users’ privacy issues, just like what we are doing with moving information. ”
Facebook is also in the midst of a multi-year lawsuit involving the Biological Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Facebook was accused of violating user privacy for collecting data from users’ faces in Facebook photos.
In the process of Congress investigating Facebook’s user data collection, Facebook also revealed ways in which social networks collect user data. The information that Facebook collects includes: mouse movement, call log and SMS history when Android users connect their device to this social network.
Privacy: Facebook is just talks.
For Facebook, privacy is a talking point for users to increase their confidence in sharing, as well as prevent managers and fix company images that have been beaten by the media. in the past time.
In fact, everyone wants technology to ensure personal privacy, but we must clearly distinguish between promise and practical implementation.
Like previous “mobile”, “AI” or “blockchain” concepts, “privacy” cannot be defined according to a specific value. It must be improved from the hardware core as well as the way the software works, not just the additional utilities or usable features immediately as advertised.
At the Facebook F8 event in early May, Zuckerberg described how privacy will give people freedom, through secure data storage capabilities. He said Messenger and Instagram will be encrypted, according to what was announced earlier in January and repeated it in more detail in March.
However, it should be remembered that the history of Zuckerberg, which has been mentioned since 2018, has not yet reached the user. Along with that is Data Transfer Project, the project for transferring content, contacts and many kinds of data on different applications is also “unbelievable” despite being published for more than 10 months.
It can be said that what users have received so far are “clumsy promises” of Facebook owners. Zuckerberg has always shown his attitude and the company is very serious about privacy, and is committed to doing it well. However, Facebook itself does not know exactly how it will be done and when. This CEO and president himself must admit that it will “not happen overnight.”
Facebook made its first major security flaw in 2007 when it launched Beacon, a tool that allows advertisers to keep track of user activity even if they have logged out. During the next 12 years, the world’s largest social network continues to offer a series of apologies, promises and deals with the US Federal Trade Commission, involving numerous user scams. , scrambling to Cambridge Analytica until penalties for violating personal privacy. All of that shows that if the future is privacy, Facebook’s past or present cannot have it.
Reference: Gizmodo, CNBC, Fortune