Mark Zuckerberg ‘orders’ staff to stop using iPhones after Tim Cook’s criticism for Facebook’s privacy policy


Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appears to have a announced a full-blown war against Apple CEO Tim Cook by reportedly asking its employees to boycott Apple products. This was after Cook launched a scathing criticism against Facebook for its questionable privacy policy.

According to some reports, an angry Zuckerberg has reportedly asked its executives to stop using iPhones and choose Android devices instead. In an interview with MSNBC, Tim Cook had launched a tirade against Facebook for its involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Cook had criticised Facebook for its mishandling and commercialisation of consumer data, adding that the time may have been over for self-regulation of how companies handle personal information.

He had said, “I think the best regulation is no regulation, is self-regulation. However, I think we’re beyond that here.” Cook had added that it would not only been better for Facebook, but for the tech industry as a whole had Facebook controlled use of data “patched together from several sources.”

And to make matter worse for Zuckerberg, Cook had clarified that his company did not consider consumer data a source of income. He had said, “The truth is, we could make a ton of money if we monetised our customer — if our customer was our product. We’ve elected not to do that.”

When asked what he would have done if he was in place of Zuckerberg, Cook had said, “I wouldn’t be in this situation.”