"We could make a ton of money if we monetized our customers, if our customers were our product", Cook told MSNBC and Recode in an interview set to air April 6. "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". Cook repeated the mantra of his predecessor, the late Steve Jobs, that maintaining user privacy is important to Apple in contrast to its competitors.
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. In this context, responding to questions on data breach, and restriction and regulation of data, Tim responded: "I think that this certain situation is so dire and has become so large that probably some well-crafted regulation is necessary". "However, I think we're beyond that here".
"Cook also took a swipe at Amazon's Jeffrey P. Bezos when Chris Hayes asked the former Amazon's much-publicized search for a location for its new campus".
However, he also said that self-regulation is the best thing companies could do, stressing how Apple chose to never use or sell the data of their customers. I think it's an invasion of privacy.
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"At stake is the data security of hundreds of millions of law-abiding people and setting a risky precedent that threatens everyone's civil liberties", he continued.
Apple's Tim Cook says Facebook is beyond self-regulation.
The Apple CEO's criticism of Facebook follows the revelation that a British research firm with links to the Trump campaign, Cambridge Analytica, improperly harvested data from 50 million Facebook users. Since, Zuckerberg has been on an apology tour, and is expected to testify before Congress regarding the scandal.
Still, Cook's comments to MSNBC clearly indicate there will be no porn-related apps on the App Store any time soon. "I wouldn't be in this situation", he replied, hinting that Zuckerberg had made mistakes.