Mark Zuckerberg Calls Tim Cook's Facebook Criticism Extremely Glib'

CEO Zuckerberg speaks in San Jose

New York Magazine revealed last week that archives of user information downloaded from Facebook contained drafts of videos that were recorded but never posted or published by the user, raising questions about the company's practices. The Apple CEO also attacked Facebook's advertising business model and called for increased regulation of social media.

Speaking with Vox journalist Ezra Klein, Zuckerberg was confronted with Cook's statement (specifically, that Apple sells products to users, rather than selling users' information to advertisers) and was quick to dismiss the notion.

Today the next shot was sacked in the war of words pitting Mark Zuckerberg vs Tim Cook.

"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". You've done the hard work, now it's time to let other people deal with the innovation and actual tech-y stuff while you sit back and watch the millions roll in. Facebook may have grand plans for connecting the world in some sort of online harmony, but the Cambridge Analytica scandal (among others) proves that as good-natured as that plan may be, it is also unsafe.

Last month, news emerged that 50 million Facebook users had their personal details transferred to a United Kingdom political consultancy called Cambridge Analytica without their consent, sparking a firestorm of criticism against the social media giant.

This is what happens when you mess with David Hogg
Supporters of Ingraham took to social media to say they would, in turn, now boycott companies that canceled their ad buys. Ingraham on her show Friday night described the vacation as a pre-planned break with her children for the Easter holiday.

Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto Lawsuit Tossed
It seems ironic, then, that Lohan has become a spokeswoman for Lawyer.com, a site that connects clients to legal representation. Rather, she's a notorious recidivist who obviously had high-powered attorneys at the ready during her darkest days".

Hanson and Bleidt lead Eagle Track & Field
For the 1600 meter run, Cruz Bowman finished ninth in a time of 5:17.78, while Dawson Moen finished 11th in a time of 5:25.29. Georgetown's 4×100 meter relay team (Galley, Logan Doss, Jonathan Strickland, and Mootz) placed third with a time of 50.61.

Facebook, Zuckerberg said, is firmly in the affordability camp. They've butted heads over this fundamental difference before, with Zuckerberg telling Time magazine in December 2014, "A frustration I have is that a lot of people increasingly seem to equate an advertising business model with somehow being out of alignment with your customers".

The company has faced controversy in recent months over data privacy, reports of the platform being used for Russian propaganda, and misinformation related to ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.

The warning had come as the BJP launched a scathing attack on the Congress, questioning the party on its relation with Cambridge Analytica, the data mining firm accused of harvesting personal user data from Facebook illegally to influence polls in several countries. Zuckerberg's net worth has also taken a hit and is down more than $10 billion, notes The Daily Mail. The platform is even facing a #DeleteFacebook protest. The CEOs have engaged in a war of words over privacy issues before.

"Was there any profiling done on the basis of such data?", the ministry had sought to know from the company. "The truth is, we could make a ton of money if we monetized our customer", Cook said, "if our customer was our product".

At the time, Zuckerberg responded by saying that Apple-like companies are not in "alignment" with the best interests of customers.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah's surprise prank sends children into euphoria
Apr 03, 2018 - 04:50
And Klopp thinks the defensive work of Salah's co-stars has helped him succeed during his second spell in England. It's about tactics but there will be fire, that's cool, it's at Anfield, so a good atmosphere to watch".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Warriors' McCaw released from hospital after scary fall
Apr 03, 2018 - 04:48
On the other hand, Mike Harmon thought the play was absolutely ridiculous and that Carter should be suspended. "It's terrifying. Immediately after the incident, Carter, who was assessed a flagrant foul, was seen grimacing in sympathy for McCaw.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top President Trump hits out at online retailer Amazon again over tax payments
Apr 02, 2018 - 11:30
Third-party vendors had sales of $32 billion on Amazon in 2017, although some of those sales were outside of North America. Amazon customers do pay sales tax on their purchases and the company has lobbied for an internet sales tax in the past.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester United vs Swansea City Match Analysis
Apr 02, 2018 - 11:27
Lukaku has made 45 appearances for United since his move from Everton last summer, scoring 26 goals and registering eight assists. Manchester United scored a comfortable 2-0 win, but the Spaniard made his presence felt when his team required him the most.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cavs' James on brink of breaking Jordan's mark
Apr 02, 2018 - 11:26
LeBron James already has already won league MVP four times, and might be due for a fifth after yet another unbelievable season. Smith in the second quarter. "It's like watching Michael Jackson on tour".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter found not guilty
Apr 02, 2018 - 11:26
Salman was indicted a year ago on charges of aiding her husband in planning the attack, and pleaded not guilty to the charges. They say it was coerced and she signed it because she was exhausted and feared losing her young son.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nobel victor Malala visits hometown in Pakistan for first time
Apr 02, 2018 - 11:19
Two security officials said the trip to Swat would likely be just for one day. However she has also been met with pockets of intense criticism.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tyronn Lue to rejoin Cavs as observer, ease back into coaching role
Apr 01, 2018 - 01:54
Cavaliers: It wouldn't be a Cavs game without an injury, as G George Hill hurt his left ankle in the third quarter. Clarkson was also a key performer for the Cavaliers as he scored 23 points on 9-of-13 from the field.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Thursday weather: Sunny skies, with highs around 60
Apr 01, 2018 - 01:38
River levels remain high and continue to rise along the Sabine with increased releases resulting in higher forecast crests. Afternoon highs may range from the mid 70s in the Golden Triangle to the 60s or 50s near the Tennessee border.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Roseanne' Renewed for Another Season After Premiere Episode Garners Record Ratings
Apr 01, 2018 - 00:59
After more than 23 million people tuned in to watch the Conner family return to TV, ABC renewed the show for another season. "We're thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back into their homes", ABC president Channing Dungey .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United States to add citizenship question in 2020 Census: Commerce Dept
Apr 01, 2018 - 00:58
However, Ross said the commerce department was unable to determine how the citizen question would affect responsiveness. As for the upcoming 2020 census, Gonzalez expects many people will be offended by the citizenship question.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Scott Walker Abandons Fight Against Special Elections
Apr 01, 2018 - 00:56
Scott Walker's scramble to avoid holding special elections for two open seats Wisconsin's state legislature has been thwarted. Fitzgerald said people would still have representation since Assembly and Senate districts overlap.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple CEO Tim Cook Criticizes Facebook's Approach to Privacy
Apr 01, 2018 - 00:49
Cook's comments, reported by Recode , were part of a taped interview for MSNBC's Revolution , which will air Friday, April 6. Since, Zuckerberg has been on an apology tour, and is expected to testify before Congress regarding the scandal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mega Millions jackpot winning numbers
Apr 01, 2018 - 00:48
Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. The winning numbers for Tuesday's drawing were: 7 - 25 - 43 - 56 - 59, Mega Ball: 13. "We sell tickets all the time, all day".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Astronomers Find Galaxy with Almost No Dark Matter
Mar 30, 2018 - 00:41
The Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys acquired this image, which is via NASA , ESA, and P. van Dokkum, Yale. It doesn't fit the characteristics of a spiral galaxy, which typically have dense, central regions, spiral arms, and a disk.