Tim Cook cracks down on Facebook following the Cambridge Analytica data breach

Tim Cook cracks down on Facebook following the Cambridge Analytica data breach

Speaking about Apple's business practices, Cook said, "The truth is we could make a tonne of money if we monetised our customer, if our customer was our product". "We've elected not to do that ..." In a statement posted on his personal Facebook page, he wrote, "We will learn from this experience to secure our platform further and make our community safer for everyone going forward". An onslaught of negative reactions ensued both from many people and the press due to deep-seated concerns Facebook doesn't care about digital privacy and rather profit off knowing as much about users - like their tendencies and traits - as possible.

Cook was also asked what he would do if he were Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergFacebook pressed on whether European Union data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica Zuckerberg must account for Facebook's moral failure The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE.

Cook also said that it is past time to regulate Facebook, claiming "the best regulation is no regulation, is self-regulation". "I think that this certain situation is so dire and has become so large that probably some well-crafted regulation is necessary", Cook added.

Tim Cook commenting against Facebook is not new, in 2015, Cook stated, "When an online service is free, you're not the customer".

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If you haven't been following the situation, here's a quick recap of events to date: Facebook is in hot water with users and lawmakers after it was discovered that Cambridge Analytica managed to improperly obtain the data of around 50 million Facebook users, and may have shared that information with Donald's Trump 2016 presidential campaign. It's a civil liberty, and something that is unique to America. China was given the infamous title of the worst abuser of internet freedom for a third year in a row, due to government censorship and restrictions of basic online services and an nearly complete lack of digital privacy. Since, Zuckerberg has been on an apology tour, and is expected to testify before Congress regarding the scandal.

Revolution: Apple Changing the World is set to air April 6, at 8 p.m. EST on MSNBC.

That said, it's worth knowing that Apple knows a great deal about you, even though it rarely explicitly asks for your information like Facebook does.

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