Apple co-founder 'dumps' Facebook

"Apple has more safe methods to share stuffs about users. I can still deal with old school email and text messages", he wrote.

The co-founder also compared Apple to Facebook and he further added "Apple makes its money off of good products, not off of you". Those reported had alleged the firm of collecting information from 50 million Facebook users - in a recent update, Facebook confirmed the number is actually close to 90 million. During the interview, Cook was asked about how he would have handled the situation if he was in Zuckerberg's shoes. And he heaped praise on Apple for respecting people's privacy.

"Facebook's Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress in wake of the controversy over the leak of users" data.

"If you want to build a service which is not just serving rich people, then you need to have something that people can afford", Zuckerberg said. Facebook has never charged for access to its service.

Wozniak said he'd rather pay for Facebook than being exploited by the social media giant. While it's possible to leave Facebook without retiring from Messenger, there's always the risk that Facebook will keep on collecting data on its users.

As Facebook continues to spend time under the microscope, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has become the latest tech titan to dissect the social network's flaws.

Facebook has been under loads of pressure the past few months after it was revealed to the public that political data firm Cambridge Analytica stole the personal information of 87 million users to influence their vote.

Days later, Elon Musk had the Tesla and SpaceX pages removed from Facebook. He also notes that Apple handles security much better than Mark Zuckerberg's company.

Numerous celebrities also have joined the #DeleteFacebook exodus, including Cher, Will Ferrell, Rosie O'Donnell and Jim Carrey.

Carrey, in a statement to CNBC in February, said, "We must encourage more oversight by the owners of these social media platforms". Starting Monday, the users whose data might have been shared will get a message on their news feeds.

  • Anthony Vega