Monday, 15 October, 2018

Zuckerberg slams Apple CEO Tim Cook's comments on Facebook as 'extremely glib'

Grady Vargas | 03 April, 2018, 05:03

Mark Zuckerberg's defence comes after Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company wouldn't be in Facebook's situation because Apple doesn't sell ads based on customer data the way Facebook does.

Cook questioned Zuckerberg's social media empire regarding its monetization of user data. Yet when people learned that 70 million people were targeted with political ads from fake Russian news accounts, the business model came under fire, and those flames continued to be stoked by the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Zuckerberg responded in a podcast on Monday saying that the idea that Facebook doesnt care about its customers is extremely glib.

"If you want to build a service which is not just serving rich people, then you need to have something people can afford", Zuckerberg said.

If taken at face value, Zuckerberg's claim that users share information because they trust Facebook to protect it could spell trouble for the company now that that trust has been rocked by scandal. "I wish I could solve all these issues in three months or six months, but I just think the reality is that solving some of these questions is just going to take a longer period of time". He said, "You know, I find that argument, that if you're not paying that somehow we can't care about you, to be extremely glib and not at all aligned with the truth". In response to what he would do in Zuckerberg's shoes, Cook said "I wouldn't be in this situation".

More news: Overwatch players can participate in the next Uprising event starting April 10
More news: Rupert Murdoch to Host Saudi Crown Prince in Bel Air Next Week
More news: Amanda: Showers are gone, sunshine returns

The 49-minute interview covered a range of topics, from the importance of local news to propaganda in Myanmar. Facebook may have grand plans for connecting the world in some sort of online harmony, but the Cambridge Analytica scandal (among others) proves that as good-natured as that plan may be, it is also risky. "I think now people are appropriately focused on some of the risks and downsides as well".

"Over the long-term, what I'd really like to get to is an independent appeal. We will take action after their reply".

Even before the recent user privacy debacle, Facebook and other social sites were being called out by the Time Well Spent movement - a nonprofit started by former Google employee Tristan Harris that encourages people to reconsider how much time they waste scrolling through social feeds.

Eventually, he said, he wanted something like the "Supreme Court", in which people who did not work for the company made the ultimate call on what was acceptable speech. He did not explicitly state if he felt this sort of system, whether informal or formal, is a critical problem, or just the appropriate cost of doing business efficiently.

Recommended

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock falls 1.5% in premarket trade Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock falls 1.5% in premarket trade The e-commerce giant reported $2.16 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.85 by $0.31. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC increased its position in Amazon .com by 1.7% in the second quarter.

Gaza toll rises to 17 after Palestinian dies of wounds Gaza toll rises to 17 after Palestinian dies of wounds He said he'd been demonstrating every day since Friday, wincing as doctors raised his leg to apply extra bandages. Israeli forces' attacks on the demonstrators left 17 Palestinians martyred and almost 1,500 people injured.

Villanova dominates Kansas, 95-79, advances to title game Villanova dominates Kansas, 95-79, advances to title game MI pulled away late to be beat Loyola 69-57, and then the Wildcats blew out the Jayhawks 95-79 in a game that was never close . The Wildcats have won two titles in 1985 and 2016, while falling in 1971, so this will be their fourth appearance.

Trump Urges Congress to Use 'Nuclear Option' to Pass Immigration Reform Trump Urges Congress to Use 'Nuclear Option' to Pass Immigration Reform This might not matter much to the president, because he did not need the Latino vote to win the White House in 2016. Accusing the migrants of seeking to benefit from DACA , he declared no deal would be made to replace it.

Google is planning to launch a mid-range Pixel phone in India But there's just one (huge) catch: the device will be aimed at India and other emerging markets, according to the Economic Times . The recent advent of internet penetration due to cheaper data will help Google to realise the maximum potential of the products.

Hulk Hogan On His WWE Future, New WWE Statement On Hogan Hulk Hogan On His WWE Future, New WWE Statement On Hogan WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan said Wednesday that he won't be in attendance for WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans on April 8. WrestleMania 34 is a mere eight days away as the "Biggest Spectacle In Sports-Entertainment" nears closer.

United States to request five years of social media history for visa applicants United States  to request five years of social media history for visa applicants It expands the Trump administration's plan to evaluate threats and benefits associated with potential immigrants and visitors. If anyone who wants to come to the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa will have to answer a list of questions under new rules.

Astros Use Bizarre 4-Player Outfield vs. Rangers on Opening Day Astros Use Bizarre 4-Player Outfield vs. Rangers on Opening Day After working out of trouble in the 10th, Rodney's debut with the Twins came to an abrupt end when Jones went deep to left. Andrus scored on a wild pitch and the Rangers avoided being shut out in a home opener for the first time since 1992.

Watch Mets Opening Day vs. Cardinals online Watch Mets Opening Day vs. Cardinals online John Candelaria also had 10 strikeouts in 1983 and Francisco Liriano did it two years ago, both while pitching for the Pirates. The Mets next take the field Saturday for game two of a three-game series against the Cardinals at Citi Field.

Amazon is responsible for a huge chunk of the Trump rally Amazon is responsible for a huge chunk of the Trump rally However, Amazon does not collect state taxes on third-party sellers who use the Amazon platform to sell their products. Amazon paid nothing in federal taxes this year thanks to tax credits and, in large part, Trump's new tax law.

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan with 867th straight double-digit game LeBron James passes Michael Jordan with 867th straight double-digit game That evening, he had just eight points on 3-for-13 shooting in a Cavs win over the Milwaukee Bucks . Jordan's streak lasted from March 1986 until December 2001.

Blue moon: Where to watch Saturday's full moon, why is it special Blue moon: Where to watch Saturday's full moon, why is it special Firstly, this weekend's celestial event is the last chance for sky watchers to witness a Blue Moon for the next couple of years. The previous double blue moon took place in 1999; the next will be in 2037, Travel and Leisure reports.

Cardinals, RHP Holland agree to 1-year deal Cardinals, RHP Holland agree to 1-year deal Greg Holland and the Cardinals agreed to a $14 million, one-year contract Thursday, according to a person familiar with the deal. Holland's free agency stretched until late March despite players without almost his pedigree having fetched $9 million a season.

'Cats track team takes second at meet 'Cats track team takes second at meet For the 1600 meter run, Cruz Bowman finished ninth in a time of 5:17.78, while Dawson Moen finished 11th in a time of 5:25.29. The girls 4x100-meter relay team of Schwerdtfeger, Davies, Crow and Cooper finished sixth, with a time of 54 seconds.

Apple CEO Tim Cook believes Facebook should have regulated itself Apple CEO Tim Cook believes Facebook should have regulated itself Cook feels this sort of data collection is a result of Facebook treating their users as the product instead of the customer. Still, Cook's comments to MSNBC clearly indicate there will be no porn-related apps on the App Store any time soon.