By: Steve Dellar | 03-29-2018 | News
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Apple CEO Slams Facebook Business Model Of ‘Monetizing Personal Information’ (Video)

Facebook is not making friends these days but rather continues to get ‘unliked’. Whereas the co-founder of Whatsapp started the hashtag #deletefacebook last week, a trend which many companies have already followed, today it is Apple CEO Mr Tim Cook who slams on another layer of criticism.

It would appear that the various Silicon Valley tech behemoths are at this point aiming to distance themselves from Mr Zuckerberg as quickly as possible.

Mr Cook said that: “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 … We’re not going to traffic in your personal life. Privacy to us is a human right, a civil liberty.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Apple CEO Tim Cook blasts Zuckerberg over Facebook data misuse: &quot;Privacy to us is a human right&quot; <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; The Hill (@thehill) <a href="">March 28, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr Cook has always tried to distance Apple from the privacy features of both Facebook and Google, something which his predecessor, Apple founder Steve Jobs, stressed his whole career.

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Back in 2018, Mr Cook had tried in vain to warn consumers that both Facebook and Google are “gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it.”

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Asked what he would do if he were in Zuckerberg’s shoes right now, Mr Cook simply replied: “I wouldn’t be in this situation”.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“We’re not going to traffic in your personal life. I think it is an invasion of privacy.”<br><br>- Apple CEO <a href="">@tim_cook</a> slams Facebook at <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RevolutionCHI</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; MSNBC (@MSNBC) <a href="">March 29, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The current Apple CEO claims that at this point the US government should indeed step in and set rules for Facebook, something to which the recently opened FTC probe also adheres. Mr Cook said: “I think the best regulation is no regulation, is self-regulation. However, I think we’re beyond that here.”


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