Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he’s in favor of breaking up big tech companies, including Apple, Facebook and Google. These tech companies are using their power in one market to subsume other markets, he told Bloomberg Wednesday.
“I am really against monopoly powers being used in unfair antitrust manners … and I think that’s happened a lot in big tech and that they can get away with a lot of bad things,” he said. “I’m pretty much in favor of looking into splitting up companies, I mean I wish Apple on its own had split up a long time ago and spun off independent divisions.”
His comments come asand increasing calls to break up big tech companies, including from and .
Wozniak also criticized tech companies for, pointing to Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri, saying it infringes on privacy. for doing so.
In addition, the Apple co-founder detailed his work across four startups at the moment, including a blockchain company working in Malta.
“I like startups,” he said. “Young companies with an idea, trying to make something out of it, you know much more than the big, huge tech companies.”