Recently, millions of Facebook users have been affected by the data breach, and following this, Apple employees are planning to delete their Facebook accounts, a source revealed.
According to Blind, an anonymous social networking platform for professionals, 20% of Apple employees have already deleted their Facebook accounts following the data hack incident.
Apple Employees Freaked Out by Facebook Data Breach Episode
In September this year, Facebook announced that hackers illegally accessed information of 50 million users. Later on Friday, Facebook revealed the actual number of users affected is 29 million.
Blind found an opportunity to connect with its users and created a poll. The app asked a simple question: Will the latest data breach cause you to delete your Facebook account?
The question was asked to tech employees, who are using the Blind app on their iOS or Android devices. Participants of this survey were given three options: A.) Yes, B.) No, or C.) I do not have Facebook.
This survey included a total of 5273 app users. From the users participated, nearly 16.03% answered Yes, 66.09% answered No, and 17.88% said they don’t have a Facebook account.
This is not the first time Facebook experienced data breach incident. Earlier in March, it was found that Cambridge Analytica had harvested user data of millions of Facebook profiles without users’ permission and used the information for political motives.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook strongly criticized Facebook. Following the strong words from Cook, Blind decided to ask Apple employees their views on Facebook’s data breach.
Interestingly, out of 236 employees at Apple, 22.46% are planning to delete Facebook accounts. It is also found that many Apple employees don’t have a Facebook account.
Apart from this global data hack, Facebook is undergoing a tough phase in India, where fake news and rumors shared via WhatsApp, and this has become an order of the day. To control this menace, WhatsApp appeals to Indian users not to spread the fake news. Moreover, WhatsApp has also adopted some tricks to spread the message of using the chat app in the right way.
In case you are not sure about the data hack and want to find out if your FB account has been hacked, check this tutorial.
Your last resort to save your Facebook data is to delete the Facebook account from iPhone, iPad, Android, or Computer.
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Facebook has become an important medium to share personal information and data. Every day, millions of users upload their videos, photos, links, and other personal details like date and place of birth, their interests, passion, hobbies and more. Hackers use such information to sell it to marketing agencies, which design their campaigns according to the demography and psychography of FB users.