Steve Wozniak: ‘Figure Out a Way to Get Off Facebook’

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Steve Wozniak said that “most people” should find a way to get off Facebook. Speaking to TMZ at Reagan National Airport in D.C. he raised a number of privacy concerns.

Steve Wozniak Fears ‘No Way to Stop’ Tech Spying

The Apple co-founder said:

There are many different kinds of people, and some the benefits of Facebook are worth the loss of privacy. But to many like myself, my recommendation is—to most people—you should figure out a way to get off Facebook.

Mr. Wozniak himself quit Facebook in March 2018. Raising concerns about other tech developments he said:

They can measure your heartbeat with lasers now, they can listen to you with a lot of devices. Who knows if my cellphone’s listening right now. Alexa has already been in the news a lot.

“I worry because you’re having conversations that you think are private,” he added. “You’re saying words that really shouldn’t be listened to, because you don’t expect it.” However, he concluded that “there’s almost no way to stop it.”

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Macsee
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Macsee

Social networks are obnoxious in general.

cubefan
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cubefan

Never joined in the first place, not going to now.

Lee Dronick
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Lee Dronick

Perhaps he could come up with an alternative service.

ctopher
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ctopher

I use an alternative service, it’s called iMessage. I have several groups where we share photos and happenings. It’s relatively private and there are no ads (just friends asking me to buy cookies from their children!)

Lee Dronick
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Lee Dronick

I doubt that my aunts and uncles would switch off of Facebook, as well as some other younger friends.

We used to have more conversation here on TMO, maybe Facebook took that away.

cubefan
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cubefan

I refuse point blank to have a Facebook account just to comment on TV shows or anything else. They can, in the immortal words of the prophet, get stuffed. This is different, TMO is a community of like minded folk interested in Tech and Apple in particular. The day organisations demand that I log in with a Facebook account is the day I leave, no ifs no buts, no maybe’s.

ctopher
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ctopher

Interestingly enough, the younger crowd is not on facebook. They share on Instagram and otherwise I keep up in iMessage.

Lee Dronick
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Lee Dronick

Yes while the whippersnappers may have a Facebook account they probably moved on because us old farts are hanging around. That is okay, we share advice on geriatric concerns, soup and soft food recipes, pictures of old cars. 😀

Lee Dronick
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Lee Dronick

I replying to my original point. Woz recommends we leave Facebook so how about he come up with the Apple II of social media?