Apple CEO Slams Facebook – Says Privacy ‘is a Civil Liberty’

 

 

MARYLAND/U.S.A –

 

 

 

APPLE Chief Executive Tim Cook has slammed Facebook for profiting from its users’ data.

 

Cook on Wednesday called for Facebook to be more tightly regulated.

The Apple boss said 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.

“I think the best regulation is no regulation, is self-regulation,” Cook said. “However, I think we’re beyond that here, and I do think that it’s time for a set of people to think deeply about what can be done here.”

Cook’s comments come as Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, face criticism, lawsuits and political inquiries over how Cambridge Analytica, a data analysis firm that worked with President Donald Trump’s election campaign, was able to acquire the user data of 50 million Facebook users.

Cook said Facebook put profits above all else when it allegedly allowed user data to be taken through connected apps.

 

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