Facebook CEO reportedly told staff told not to use iPhones

Donna Miller
November 15, 2018

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. As a result, it was reported that Mark Zuckerberg had ordered his top execs at Facebook to use only Android phones. Then again, when Recode's Kara Swisher asked Cook what would he do if he was Mark Zuckerberg, Cook replied, "I wouldn't be in this situation". Specifically, Cook said Apple was "not going to traffic in your personal life", and that to Apple privacy is a "human right" and a "civil liberty". The quotes arrived during Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal, where the personal data of around 87 million Facebook users was alleged to have been improperly shared with the analytics company. He later ordered his management to only use Android phones, arguing that the mobile operating system had a wider user base compared with Apple's.

The Facebook founder was reportedly so enraged by Tim Cook's remarks that he instructed executives to stop using iPhones in favour of Android devices, Mashable reported. If it's true, that means no more iPhones allowed at work.

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The publication pointed to comments made by Cook in an interview with MSNBC.

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