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"Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by Newsprex(m): 2:42pm On Apr 03, 2018




Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg remained silent for far too long following the revelation that a shady political consultancy called Cambridge Analytica was able to steal personal data belonging to an estimated 50 million people using Facebook’s own tools. Now that Zuckerberg has broken his silence, however, he can’t stop talking. The Facebook co-founder and chief executive issued an initial statement nearly two weeks ago, and he has since apologized in a full-page newspaper ad as well as in several interviews. Of course, we’ve all been down this road many times before. Facebook screws up, Zuckerberg apologizes, Facebook makes a few changes to privacy controls, and the commotion slowly fades away until the next big privacy scandal pops up. Lather, rinse, repeat.

The Cambridge Analytica scandal is a big one, though. It is perhaps one of the biggest privacy scandals in Facebook’s history, which is long and full of privacy scandals. Using Facebook’s developer tools, the company was able to harvest private data belonging to more than 50 million Facebook users by circulating a fake “personality quiz” that was completed by only a few hundred thousand users. Facebook has been the target of a great deal of criticism since a whistleblower brought this scandal to light, and now Mark Zuckerberg has responded to one of Facebook’s highest-profile critics: Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple’s Tim Cook is the CEO of the biggest publicly traded company in the United States, and he used the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal as an opportunity to remind the world that Apple values its customers’ privacy. While companies like Facebook and Google make money by learning as much as possible about users to serve them targeted advertisements, Apple makes money by overcharging for cell phones. Both strategies have pros and cons, but the latter prevents Apple from having to deal with the blowback from privacy scandals akin to Facebook’s current predicament.

In an interview on MSNBC with host Chris Hayes last week, Cook had a lot to say about Facebook and its most recent privacy scandal. When Hayes asked the CEO what he would do if he ever found himself in Zuckerberg’s current situation, he offered a great response: “I wouldn’t be in this situation.”

As we all know, the user is the product with free services like Google’s search engine or Facebook’s social network. Google and Facebook are advertising companies. Cook reiterated that Apple doesn’t collect data and sell ads the way Facebook does, so the customer is not the product.

“[Apple could] make a ton of money if we monetized our customer,” Cook told Hayes during the interview. “We’ve elected not to do that.”

Cook continued, “I think it’s an invasion of privacy. I think it’s – privacy to us is a human right. 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. And so, we’ve always done this. This is not something that we just started last week when we saw something happening. We’ve been doing this for years.”

Well, it’s been almost a week since that interview, and now Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally issued a public response. In an interview on a podcast with Vox co-founder Ezra Klein, Zuckerberg called Cook’s remarks “extremely glib and not aligned with the truth.” He went even further, suggesting that Cook was quick to tear apart Facebook’s business model when his company’s own model isn’t very consumer friendly.

“I think it’s important that we don’t all get Stockholm Syndrome and let the companies that work hard to charge you more convince you that they actually care more about you,” Zuckerberg said. “Because that sounds ridiculous to me.”

Zuckerberg went on to explain that Facebook is one of several ad-supported online products, claiming that its goal is to connect everyone, even those who cannot afford to pay for such a service. “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 can’t afford to pay,” he said. “And therefore, as with a lot of media, having an advertising-supported model is the only rational model that can support building this service to reach people.”

Source: https://prexblog.com/founder-of-facebook-mark-zuckerberg-fires-back-at-apple-ceo-tim-cooks-criticism/

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by Punkpatrol: 2:46pm On Apr 03, 2018
Pot and Kettle

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by sunday478(m): 7:41pm On Apr 03, 2018
cool reply from Mark.

why demean another person's business just to prove a point or give yours undue advantage, when both of you are not competing?

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by Premiumwriter: 9:05pm On Apr 03, 2018
Nice one Mark.


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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by Nobody: 9:29pm On Apr 03, 2018
Let the battle continue
Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by EarthXmetahuman: 9:38pm On Apr 03, 2018
2 large cooperate devils fighting for the souls of the consumers.

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by friendlyenemy: 1:24am On Apr 04, 2018
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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by Onyenna(m): 4:01am On Apr 04, 2018
Eeehhnn!

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by partnerbiz4: 6:34am On Apr 04, 2018
biz is not easy at all...
Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by ican2020: 7:14am On Apr 04, 2018
Apple over priced

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by yomalex(m): 7:49am On Apr 04, 2018
i dey laugh o. is it pot and kettle or just pot and pot?

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by ultron12345: 7:49am On Apr 04, 2018
look at them, childishness, lack of integrity and bad business ethics. They should learn from our amiable businessmen such as dangote, adenuga, Jim ovia, elumelu e. t. c.

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by thundafire: 7:50am On Apr 04, 2018
As if people buying IPhone is it not to FB and whatsapp

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by divicoded: 7:52am On Apr 04, 2018
sunday478:
cool reply from Mark.

why demean another person's business just to prove a point or give yours undue advantage, when both of you are not competing?


They are what you call indirect competitors

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by martineverest(m): 7:52am On Apr 04, 2018
well said...Tim cook is an extortionist

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by kinkybunny(f): 7:52am On Apr 04, 2018
me after reading this post and not understanding

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by yeyeboi(m): 7:53am On Apr 04, 2018
Oya na
Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by okonja(m): 7:53am On Apr 04, 2018
Nasp
Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by kullozone(m): 7:54am On Apr 04, 2018
Apple with their over priced piece of crap smiley

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by Kingcesar: 7:54am On Apr 04, 2018
Apple is the new blackberry � Apple restricts apps from google and Facebook inc. from stealing your informations..
RIM (blackberry) was shutdown because they refused to grant some apps access to ya info

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by RexTramadol1: 7:55am On Apr 04, 2018
Whatever, m so angry.
Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by stano2(m): 7:55am On Apr 04, 2018
Ok
Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by Onechancearmy(m): 7:56am On Apr 04, 2018
Bill Gates should come and be the moderator grin see as the small boy mark zuckerberg no fit respect im elders

Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by damola1: 7:59am On Apr 04, 2018
excellent feedback. while focusing on the goal of the company.. connecting people.. Nokia
Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by jeronimo(m): 7:59am On Apr 04, 2018
Wait till apple gets into their own privacy scandal. It's only the person caught that is called a thief.

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by Kingcesar: 7:59am On Apr 04, 2018
The safest OS use to be OS7 by blackberry and then iOS 10
Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by Seequadry(m): 8:00am On Apr 04, 2018
This apple man no get sense at all....
Make Facebook programe there apps so it won't be supported on ios, let's see if u won't cry

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by Ogbenisoft28(m): 8:02am On Apr 04, 2018
thundafire:
As if people buying IPhone is it not to FB and whatsapp



God bless you o ! Abi

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Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by horlabiyi(m): 8:04am On Apr 04, 2018
Okay.
Re: "Apple Is Not Consumer Friendly" - Zuckerberg Fires Back At Apple's CEO Tim Cook by ollah2: 8:05am On Apr 04, 2018
Kingcesar:
Apple is the new blackberry � Apple restricts apps from google and Facebook inc. from stealing your informations..
RIM (blackberry) was shutdown because they refused to grant some apps access to ya info

Who are the they that shut down RiM(blackberry)?

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