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Apple's Tim Cook 'wouldn't be in same situation' as Zuckerberg's Facebook scandal

Apple CEO Tim Cook If FBI iPhone case happened again 'they would fight again&apos Education the next battle ground for tech companies
Sandy Nunez | 30 March, 2018, 00:34

Apple chief executive Tim Cook said in an interview Wednesday with Recode's Kara Swisher that if the Federal Bureau of Investigation iPhone privacy "case came up again, we would fight again". "We've elected not to do that", the Apple CEO added.

Such detailed profiles of people, with "incredibly deep personal information that is patched together from several sources" like Facebook has compiled, shouldn't be allowed to exist, Cook said. The message reads: "Apple believes privacy is a fundamental human right, so every Apple product is created to minimize the collection and use of your data, use on-device processing whenever possible, and provide transparency and control over your information".

There are some high profile names among the enraged and outspoken, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, who suggested that Facebook should be regulated at this point.

Said Cook: "What would I do?"

"We're not doing the beauty contest", Cook said. Privacy to us is a human right.

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Iceland , which will compete for the first time at the global showpiece after its surprise qualification, has followed suit. And now, in a response to questioning on Tuesday, Bishop said a further escalation of diplomatic action was possible.

Playboy is leaving Facebook, for good, it says, with the social giant's latest user-privacy scandal the straw that broke the camel's back for the media company. Shares in Facebook plummeted more than 17pc from the close on 16 March to 20 March. The Apple CEO slammed Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, saying he "wouldn't be in this situation". This is like freedom of speech and freedom of the press. "I do think it's time that a set of people think deeply about what can be done".

"As such, Mr Zuckerberg has personally asked one of his deputies to make themselves available".

Apple and Facebook are very different companies, after all.

The social network has been rocked in recent weeks following claims from whistleblower Christopher Wylie the data of 50m US-based Facebook users was collected without their knowledge by a third party app, which British consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica then used to create targeted adverts during the 2016 US Presidential election. By Tuesday its stock had plunged 18% wiping out almost $80 billion in market value, and as a result $14 billion has been shaved off Zuckerberg's personal fortune.