Apple's Tim Cook 'wouldn't be in same situation' as Zuckerberg's Facebook scandal

Apple's Tim Cook 'wouldn't be in same situation' as Zuckerberg's Facebook scandal

Apple's Tim Cook 'wouldn't be in same situation' as Zuckerberg's Facebook scandal

Cook said he would prefer that Facebook and others would have curbed their use of personal data to build "these detailed profiles of people. patched together from several sources".

Cook has made a point of criticizing Facebook for both the Cambridge Analytica affair and its overall approach to consumer privacy in recent days. Apple has policies of what is and isn't allowed there, and so Hayes and Swisher pressed him on whether Facebook's privacy issues might lead Apple to do something with that power.

In the last few weeks, as Facebook has been dealing with the fallout from fake news and now the data breach, Mark Zuckerberg and his team are in full firefighting mode. Cook emphasized again that Apple makes most of its money by selling devices and has chosen not to monetize its users.

In January, the technology giant announced plans to plough $350 billion into the USA in the coming years. "We've elected not to do that", he said.

In an interview with CNN's Laurie Segall, Zuckerberg responded to a question about outside regulation in an unexpected way: "I actually am not sure we shouldn't be regulated". "It's a civil liberty, and in something that is unique to America, this is like freedom of speech and freedom of the press and privacy is right up there for us". His answer: "I wouldn't be in this situation". "I do think it's time that a set of people think deeply about what can be done". "I think that this certain situation is so dire and has become so large that probably some well-crafted regulation is necessary", Cook added.

While Apple has its own critics, Cook's criticism of Facebook is line with how Apple has operated in the past with regards to protecting user data. In the videos below, Cook gives his opinion about online privacy and talked about how Apple is careful with their app star saying, "we do carefully review each app and police now".

Cook's interview is part of MSNBC's "Revolution" series, which will air on April 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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