Facebook has come under severe criticisms and scrutiny in recent time. Their new business policy has caused a lot of displeasure among publishers, users, big brands and personalities. Questions of privacy, their new algorithms and other advance settings have been whipped by the displeasure of its users.
Apple’s Tim Cook recently joined the parade of the many unhappy users of Facebook to express his dissatisfaction and displeasure.
Honoured for ‘corporate leadership’ during EPIC’s Champions of Freedom event in Washington. Tim Cook spoke remotely to the crowd.
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“Like many of you, we at Apple reject the idea that our customers should have to make tradeoffs between privacy and security,” Tim Cook said.
Throwing subtle shots at Facebook Owner Mark Zuckerberg. According to Tim Cook, he believes Facebook and Google are ripping off its users.
‘I’m speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information,’ said Cook.
“They’re gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that’s wrong. And it’s not the kind of company that Apple wants to be.”
However, Facebook Owner Mark Zuckerberg defended the claims laid against his business policies by Tim Cook in an interview published by Vox as unfounded.
Cook recently called for increased regulation of social media and questioned the practice of monetizing user data on free platforms by selling ads that allow advertisers to target specific groups.
“You know, I find that argument, that if you’re not paying that somehow we can’t care about you, to be extremely glib. And not at all aligned with the truth,” Zuckerberg told Vox in response to a question about Cook’s criticism.
“The reality here is that if you want to build a service that helps connect everyone in the world, then there are a lot of people who can’t afford to pay,” he added. “Having an advertising-supported model is the only rational model that can support building this service.” We hope to hear from Tim Cook again.
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