Apple CEO Tim Cook Slams Facebook, Says Privacy Is A Human Right

30 March, 2018, 01:07 | Author: Bennie Parsons
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Social media network Facebook, which has recently come under fire over its handling of user data, has now been harshly criticized by Apple CEO Tim Cook.

In an interview with Recode and MSNBC, scheduled to be aired on April 6, Cook also criticised Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and others who use people's private data to make money.

Facebook is in hot water after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica, linked to the Trump campaign, tapped personal information from up to 50 million Facebook users without the their consent.

Collins, who had earlier challenged Zuckerberg to "stop hiding behind his Facebook page", made his displeasure known, saying it was an "absolutely astonishing" decision to send a deputy in his place. "However, I think we're beyond that here, and I do think that it's time for a set of people to think deeply about what can be done here".

While referring to targeted advertising, Cook said that he finds it "creepy" when "all of a sudden something is chasing me around the web".


"We could make a ton of money if we monetized our customers, if our customers were our product", Cook said an the interview with Kara Swisher and Chris Hayes.

Apple is offering a new privacy feature on all of its devices that will inform users whenever their data is being collected by one of the company's services.

"I think it's an invasion of privacy".

Facebook's reputation has taken a massive hit in recent days, as well as its relationship with users and advertisers. "We've been doing this for years". "We've elected not to do that", the Apple CEO added. "Regulation can have unexpected consequences, right?" (Ping, a failed social network tied to iTunes, was a product of the Steve Jobs era, after all.) And Apple has championed user privacy to an extreme degree, notably warring with the Federal Bureau of Investigation over a locked iPhone connected to a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California. "I think well-crafted regulation could change that".

"The question for us is, [does Facebook] meet the requirements of the App Store and do they meet their policy", Cook answered.

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