Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly asked all his executives to only use Android phones, according to The New York Times. The move comes after Apple CEO Tim Cook openly criticized Facebook for Cambridge Analytica scandal in an MSNBC interview.
“We’re not going to traffic in your personal life,” Cook said, referencing the scandal in an.” Privacy to us is a human right. It’s a civil liberty.”
In the light of these critical comments, Zuckerberg told all Facebook executives to use only Android phones claiming that Android has the highest usage all across the world than Apple’s iOS. However, it’s not clear if Zuckerberg’s executives have switched to Android phones. The social media platform didn’t immediately respond to the question.
In March this year, while answering to questions, Cook dismissed a question when he was asked what he would do if he were in Zuckerberg’s shoes offering to Cambridge Analytica scandal by saying, “I wouldn’t be in this situation.” Cook’s comments “infuriated” Zuckerberg, according to the NYT.
In an interview with Recode, Zuckerberg said he found Cook’s comments to be “extremely glib,” and that “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. Because that sounds ridiculous to me.”
Facebook has been in hot water for breaching the data of 87 million Facebook’s users without their permission during Trump’s presidential campaign.