Upset with Tim Cook, Zuckerberg asks employees not to use iPhone

Calvin Saunders
November 17, 2018

But Cook and Zuckerberg have traded barbs for years.

Tim Cook publicly denounced Facebook's advertising centered profit model and public security concerns during an interview with Vice News in October that took place after Facebook's September 28 announcement that the largest breach in its history had occurred, exposing the private data of 50 million users. The digital consultancy, which was hired to aid President Trump's 2016 campaign, was accused of improperly mining the personal details of 87 million Facebook users. I wouldn't be in this situation."Zuckerberg later hit back, calling Cook's criticism "extremely glib". This may be because the executives are ignoring Zuckerberg's order, or because they use different phones for personal and business use.

As to whether Mark Zuckerberg can get his executives all-in on Android, I have a feeling he's going to have a harder time than he thinks. Interestingly, the company says that it's "long encouraged" employees and executives to use Android, because it's "the most popular operating system in the world". Android phones, he said, are used more commonplace than iOS phones. Facebook develop apps for both iOS and Android, and in most cases, the experience of using these apps are better on iOS. "Because that sounds ridiculous to me".

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He repeated that refrain in September in a statement on Apple's privacy policy. For many, it could be a rational decision considering Android's reach but it might have to do with Tim Cook's public comments during a joint MSNBC and Recode interview following Apple's education event. "We've elected not to do that".

Cook has, at some points, all but accused Facebook of selling out its users for their private data, claiming that the company doesn't really care about its users because they pay nothing to use the service. On average, the employees said they plan to stay with the social networking giant for another 3.9 years, compared to 4.3 years last year. When he asked about what he will do if he was in Mark Zuckerberg's situation, the Apple CEO said, "I wouldn't be in this situation".

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