Apple's Tim Cook slams Zuckerberg over Facebook's privacy profiteering

Apple's Tim Cook slams Zuckerberg over Facebook's privacy profiteering

Cook's remarks come just as Facebook's own chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, is reportedly expected to testify before Congress around the Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal.

We could make a ton of money if we monetized our customers, if our customers were our product.

"We've elected not to do that", Cook explained, according to Recode. We're not going to traffic in your personal life...

Cook compared Facebook's business model to Apple's, focusing on the former's reliance on user data to make money.

At the annual China Development Forum in Beijing last week, Cook said there was a need for "well-crafted regulation" to prevent users' information being peddled around without their knowledge. He said that "self-regulation" is the best form of regulation that exists, but unfortunately, it's too late for that now.

In an interview to Recode/MSNBC, Tim Cook was asked what would he do if he was in Mark Zuckerberg's shoes and he responded: "I wouldn't be in this situation". "It's a civil liberty, and in something that is unique to America, this is like freedom of speech and freedom of the press and privacy is right up there for us".

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Apple CEO on Facebook Data Leak: 'I Wouldn't Be in This Situation'

Facebook, data, and privacy have been the topic of discussion all over the internet as well as out.

Apple's Tim Cook says Facebook is beyond self-regulation. "I think the question is more, 'What is the right regulation?' rather than 'Yes or no, should we be regulated?'" In an interview in the US, Cook also said that that he would never have been in a position in which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had landed himself.

Apple and Facebook are very different companies, after all. A 72-hour window to allow his statement to circulate wide enough to reach everybody.

Facebook has been in hot water since news broke that data firm Cambridge Analytica was able to access about 50 million users' information without their explicit consent.

On Friday, another Silicon Valley CEO, Elon Musk, deleted the Facebook pages of two of his companies, Tesla and SpaceX.

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