Published: Fri, March 30, 2018
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Facebook Is "Beyond" No Regulation

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Facebook Is

"We've elected not to do that", the Apple CEO added.

In the interview, Cook said that he would prefer companies like Facebook and others that rely on data to curb their use of user's personal information used to create "detailed profiles of people.patched together from several sources".

During an interview with MSNBC and Recode, Cook slammed the social media giant for profiting from its users' data, saying privacy is "a human right" and "a civil liberty".

However, he also said that self-regulation is the best thing companies could do, stressing how Apple made a decision to never use or sell the data of their customers.

Tell us how you really feel, Tim Cook.

San Francisco: Facebook should have had regulated itself long back but it's too late for that now, Apple CEO Tim Cook has reiterated.

When asked about what he would do in Zuckerberg's place, Cook responded: "I wouldn't be in this situation". "This is like freedom of speech and freedom of the press", Cook said. Shares in Facebook plummeted more than 17pc from the close on 16 March to 20 March.

Mark Zuckerberg was roundly criticised for his slow reaction to the scandal and for failing to disclose the extent of Facebook's data collection practices to its shareholders.

Playboy has joined the likes of Will Ferrell, Cher and Elon Musk in opting to remove its presence from Facebook.

Apple and Facebook are very different companies, after all.

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.

Founder Hugh Hefner's son Cooper tweeted: "Learning of the recent meddling in a free USA election further demonstrates another concern we have of how they handle users' data - more than 25 million of which are Playboy fans - making it clear to us that we must leave the platform".

Facebook is in hot water after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica, linked to the Trump campaign, tapped personal information from up to 50 million Facebook users without the their consent.

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