Android Use "Purely On Merit": Facebook After Reports Of Snub To Apple

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

The Facebook founder was reportedly so enraged by criticism from Apple CEO Tim Cook that he personally instructed executives to stop using iPhones in favor of Android devices.

Even if Android isn't what Facebook's team is using 24/7, it's still encouraging to hear that the platform is at least pushed for work purposes. What prompted this freakish decision was a comment by Apple CEO Tim Cook, in which he took a subtle jibe at the social media company for being in the middle of the biggest data security scandal in history, the Cambridge Analytica controversy.

The New York Times yesterday said that "after Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, quipped in an interview that his company did not traffic in personal data, Mr Zuckerberg ordered his management team to use only Android phones". The story talks about Facebook's response on all the recent problems and questions around user privacy data. "It's a civil liberty".

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

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The couple will today solemnise their wedding as per Sindhi traditions and reportedly will have an Anand Karaj ceremony in Italy . There was a small dinner followed by a dance session, which had the father of the groom, Jagjit Singh Bhavnani, shaking a leg.

According to The New York Times, Zuckerberg later ordered management to use Android phones, reasoning that more Facebook users use Android phones than iPhones (i.e. they could better understand the experiences of their users).

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.

Reacting to Mr Cook's remarks, Mr Zuckerberg had said his remarks about the social networking giant were "extremely glib".

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