[dropcap]U[/dropcap]pset with Apple CEO Tim Cook’s remark on Facebook and its handling of user privacy, Mark Zuckerberg reportedly ordered his employees to stop using Apple products.
In an interview with MSNBC, Tim Cook had commented that Apple will not traffic its users’ personal life and that privacy is a human right. The comments appear in response to the mega privacy breach Facebook users faced earlier this year owing to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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.
According to The New York Times, Zuckerberg has asked Facebook executives to use only Android phones as the Google operating system has more users than Apple’s iOS.
The report comes shortly after Apple CEO Tim Cook took a dig at Facebook’s recent data breaches.
“I think the best regulation is no regulation, is self-regulation,” he said in an interview to MSNBC and Recode. “However, I think we’re beyond that here.”
“The truth is, we could make a ton of money if we monetized our customer — if our customer was our product. We’ve elected not to do that,” he added.
Cook has been critical of Google, Facebook and other companies using users’ data for targeted ads. Of late, he has also advocated stricter data privacy laws.
Speaking at an international conference on data privacy at Brussels last month, Cook hailed the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, law, which is believed to be very strict on the internet companies.