Published: Tue, April 03, 2018
Sci-tech | By Eric Barnett

3 takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg's interview with Vox

3 takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg's interview with Vox

But Zuckerberg called Cook's comments "extremely glib" and said that, as a free service, Facebook did care about its users while companies like Apple couldn't argue the same.

"A$3 ll of a sudden something is chasing me around the web", Cook said of the feature, calling it "creepy".

And when asked what he would do if he were Mr Zuckerberg, Mr Cook replied: "I wouldn't be in that situation".

"I think it's just a case where because we didn't invest enough, I think we will dig through this hole, but it will take a few years", Zuckerberg said.

Zuckerberg is trying to steer Facebook through one of its worst public crises, after revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm that worked on US President Donald Trump's election campaign, obtained the private data of some 50 million Facebook users. "And therefore, as with a lot of media, having an advertising-supported model is the only rational model that can support building this service to reach people".

Apple's CEO has also been alarmed by the privacy abuse. "We've elected not to do that".

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Which company cares about you more?

Apple makes most of its profits from selling smartphones, tablets and other computers, as well as associated services such as online storage and its various media stores. Zuckerberg insisted that Facebook belonged in the latter category, and he added, "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".

The company has faced controversy in recent months over data privacy, reports of the platform being used for Russian propaganda, and misinformation related to ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.

In the future, Facebook employees could make the first decision based on company standards, and then users could get a second opinion from outside of the company. Last week, a controversial internal memo from a Facebook leaked that involved a senior executive championing the company's growth -even if it came at the expense of someone's death.

In response to Cook, the Facebook CEO spoke to Vox in an interview released Monday, dubbing remarks made by his Silicon Valley peer as "extremely glib".

"When we started, we thought about how good it would be if people could connect, if everyone had a voice", he told Klein. Zuckerberg admits that with Facebook in the midst of several issues, he could have done a better job. "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".

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