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Steve Wozniak says he's done with Facebook

Facebook is down one very famous user: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

The company is continuing to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal — last week, Facebook estimated that as many as 87 million users may have had their data improperly shared with the political data analysis firm, and that's what pushed Wozniak to deactivate his account on Sunday. "I am in the process of leaving Facebook," he wrote. "It's brought me more negatives than positives. Apple has more secure ways to share things about yourself. I can still deal with old school email and text messages."

Wozniak told USA Today he did not delete his page because he does not want anyone else to have his "stevewoz" screen name, but is bothered by users providing "every detail of their life" to Facebook. "Facebook makes a lot of advertising money off this," he said. "The profits are all based on the user's info, but the users get none of the profits back." Wozniak also said he'd prefer paying for Facebook as opposed to having his personal information used by advertisers.