Facebook CEO reportedly told staff told not to use iPhones

Screen capture of a comment posted by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to the group Secret Tel Aviv

Screen capture of a comment posted by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to the group Secret Tel Aviv

Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly ordered his employees to use only Android smartphones.

A vast majority of the Facebook staffers don't use Apple iPhones running on iOS. According to The New York Times (via CNET), the command came after Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized the way some companies use customer data to make money. All this information was revealed in a recent article of New York Times titled "Deny and Deflect: How Facebook's Leaders Fought Through Crisis".

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. In an interview, Tim Cook insinuates that Facebook is trafficking your personal life while emphasising that privacy to Apple is a human right and a civil liberty. The comments appear in response to the mega privacy breach Facebook users faced earlier this year owing to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Cook further added that he wouldn't be in this situation if he was in Zuckerberg's shoes. "So there's been no need to employ anyone else to do this for us", Facebook said.

"I think it's important that we don't all get Stockholm syndrome and let the companies that work hard to charge you more convince you that they actually care more about you".

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