When Tim Cook took a privacy jab at Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg asked directors to only use Android phones

When Tim Cook took a privacy jab at Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg asked directors to only use Android phones
Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, was so enraged when Tim Cook delivered his famous "We'd never make our customers the product" interview, that he ordered the management to start only using Android phones. This peculiar revelation is tucked in an NYT opus on how Facebook has responded to the free-for-all-trolls allegations against the ubiquitous social network.

With scorn, derision and under-the-belt tactics, it seems, such as hiring prominent Washington lobbyists for a smear campaign against Google, Apple and... the Republican's perennial villain, George Soros. That's all between Facebook execs and congressional oversight to figure out but it was a fun read when we reached the following lines:


Apple's CEO has been on record numerous times to clarify why they don't need to trade in customer data as Google and Facebook do. Apple's business model is very different, he argues, as it makes consumer products that people buy as a gateway to a rich and comparatively private ecosystem of apps, cloud services, news, and media. 

The said ecosystem has been contributing to Apple's bottom line in leaps and bounds lately without having to open it to third-party personal data scrubbers like Facebook or Google sometimes do. 

Thus, companies whose model relies mainly on boosting audience engagement to pay the bills with eyeballs on as many ads as possible are in a much more precarious position privacy-wise, claimed Tim Cook, and that obvious truth apparently didn't sit well with Facebook's CEO.

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11 Comments

1. Leo_MC

Posts: 6090; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

The funny thing is that the Facebook app on android is abysmal, compared to the one in ios.

2. Onespot

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

All the iPhone comes with high end specs.Therefore, people think that iphones are smooth non laggy and the iOS apps as well. On other side if you try using these apps on high end specs android phone like pixels, oneplus, Samsung's s8, s9, note 8,note 9 series there are no lags. People give their opinion based on low end phones

3. Leo_MC

Posts: 6090; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

That has absolutely nothing to do with what I have said. The app itself - either running on the highest end Android or the lowest - is the same (it has the same functionality, same features, same aspect etc) and it's but ugly.

10. Onespot

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Facebook uses React Native to develop apps for both ios and android, so this means there is no difference in performance of the app on ios and android except some UI elements

11. Leo_MC

Posts: 6090; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

"some UI elements" are (among other things that are regarding the functionality, but you can't see unless you know where to look, so there's no reason to talk to you about) the ones that make android version abysmal and ios one manageable.

5. mixedfish

Posts: 1542; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Your mistake is using the Facebook app to begin with.

6. Leo_MC

Posts: 6090; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I make money on Facebook.

4. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Even worse, Facebook hired a company to write negative articles on Apple and Google https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facing-scrutiny-facebook-reportedly-hired-225000948.html?guccounter=1

7. rouyal

Posts: 1549; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

What a man child.

8. thedizzle

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

What I think about all the hardcore fanboys on this site xD.

9. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

The truth hurts lmao!!

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