Zuckerberg responds to Cook's comments about Facebook scandal, admits "I could've done a better job"

Zuckerberg responds to Cook's comments about Facebook scandal, admits
Last week, Tim Cook sorta, kinda threw fellow CEO Mark Zuckerberg under the bus. Cook was responding to a question about Facebook's recent "scandal" involving the use of 50 million user profiles without the permission of these subscribers. When Apple's CEO was asked what he would do if he were Zuckerberg, Cook said, "I wouldn’t be in this situation. We could make a ton of money if our customer was our product. We’ve elected not to do that."

Today, an interview with Mark Zuckerberg was published in Vox and included his response to Cook's statement. Calling the Apple CEO's comment "extremely glib," Zuckerberg pointed out that since everyone cannot afford to pay for a service like Facebook, an ad-supported model is the only way to make sure that anyone who wants to be connected can sign up to join the social network.

Zuckerberg also mentioned a quote from Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos that he found appropriate to how Facebook is run. "There are companies that work hard to charge you more, and there are companies that work hard to charge you less," Bezos said during a Kindle unveiling. Zuckerberg points out that Facebook is "squarely in the camp of the companies that work hard to charge you less and provide a free service that everyone can use."

Of course, being an ad-supported entity doesn't mean that things should spin so out of control that 50 million subscribers end up having their "Likes" used without permission to create psychological profiles. Zuckerberg admits that with Facebook in the midst of several issues, he could have done a better job.

source: Vox



1. Jrod99

Posts: 757; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Hardly ever use Facebook. Really need to delete my profile.

2. KingSam

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Only use Facebook market. It's our Craiglist of sorts.

29. Cyberchum

Posts: 1089; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Hardly ever use mine, too. But I don't come here whining about it. If you want to delete it, go ahead—you need no one's permission! . WTF, whining like pu$$y?

4. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Tim Cook is the same hypocrite as Zuckerberg ! Of course Apple serve the data from the ifans, same way. Google too. 1984

5. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Make it with a little bit of money and stop the advertisings and stop sell our personal informations!

6. Jrod99

Posts: 757; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Wow. A GMC truck ad on your site after I googled earlier today. Seems to be more then one a-hole around here.

15. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

‘after I googled’ there’s your answer

27. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

My browser hasn't been hijacked (while visiting PA) in a few days now - coincidence??

7. cjreyes666

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I least he is recognizing that there's a problem and taking the blame, not like many other CEO which just blame others including those under their wing.

8. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I'ts so fashionable to hate facebook for some reason. I think it's pretty good.

9. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Mr. Cookie? He lies until he get caught. He's probably 2x worse than facebook.

16. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Just stop fighting it. Get yourself an iPhone.

18. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Been saying this for a while too. They will eventually.

22. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You are trying too hard!!

21. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Tim Cook is the last person who should comment on a topic this. He and Apple aways lie and deny until they are caught red handed. They are one of the worst offenders

23. Derekjeter

Posts: 1515; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

This asshole literally makes fun of the Facebook users. He call me them names. How can any of you have Facebook accounts. All these companies selling our data should be sanctioned Billions of dollars but this Orange racist pig of a wanna be president will never do anything but only look out for his disgusting family.

28. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

What do you want Trump to do...slap you upside the head every time you make a purchase with your debit card instead of cash? Has anyone taken the time to think about what info the banking / merchant industry has on us? They likely know you better than your buddies on fb.

30. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

You had better quit your carrier and ISP as well, they sell your data as well.

31. Tomfromsouth

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Very curious how the article title was propositioned. The contents of Zuckerberg comments are almost solely aimed in retaliation at Cook. "I could've done better" was aimed at the consumer not Cook. Reveals an interesting bias by the author.

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