Apple CEO Tim Cook took a serious jab Wednesday at fellow Silicon Valley bigwig Mark Zuckerberg and his company, Facebook, as large portions of the public and officials across the world are raking both over the coals.
He said that Apple (aapl) "could make a ton of money if we monetized our customer", referring to the practice of showing personalized ads to users based on information like their online behavior. He follows that with: "We've elected not to do that". However, he went on to say: "But from our point of view, we didn't want to create this contest". The remarks echoed what he said in China over the weekend, when Cook described Facebook's current predicament as "dire" and suggested "some well-crafted regulation is necessary". "I think it's - privacy to us is a human right", he said. It all traces back to a personality quiz app that was installed by 300,000 Facebook users, and by granting the app permission to access contacts, it was able to amass a much wider collection of data.
He said that Apple had been "worried for a number of years that people in many countries were giving up data probably without knowing fully what they were doing" and that these detailed profiles would lead to major public concern once an incident such as the Cambridge Analytica scandal occurred. "It's a civil liberty", he added.
Despite what Cook said directly, and obliquely, about Facebook, the fact remains that Facebook is an app in Apple's App Store. Lawmakers have also floated tougher rules on the company and two Congressional committees have formally invited the Facebook CEO to testify.
Defiant Williams sets up Konta clash in Miami
Like Konta, Ostapenko has also failed to hit the heights this year after a sensational French Open triumph in 2017. In a match of tense rallies Svitolina finished with 28 winners and won 70 per cent of her first-serve points.
Apple's Tiny Sliver of Hope: iPhone Prices
On Friday, Feb. 23, Wamsi Mohan wrote a note detailing their forecasts for Apple after contacting the company's suppliers in Asia. This main change would come in the form of flexible screens, resulting in a hypothetical foldable iPhone .
Cook's interview is part of MSNBC's "Revolution" series, which will air on April 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
You're the product." Zuckerburg had mocked Cook's ridiculous concept by saying, " What, you think because you're paying Apple that you're somehow in alignment with them?
Just days earlier, Cook criticized Facebook for their ostensible lack of care when it comes to users' data, specifically the partnership it had with Cambridge Analytica - the analytics firm that worked with President Donald Trump's campaign.
When asked about what he would do in Zuckerberg's place, Cook responded: "I wouldn't be in this situation".
However, unlike what was reported earlier , it may not hide an under-display fingerprint reader beneath the display. Apple's new iPhones are said to be another reason for Samsung Electronics' plan to advance the schedule.
We need to be focused on him being still a kid. "They have many important players, many talented players". Chelsea will step up their bid to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld , according to reports.
Its North American sales came to $106 billion a year ago , suggesting that it collects billions in sales taxes for various states. The president may target the retail giant because he thinks Amazon has gotten a free ride from taxpayers, the Axios report says .
Palestinians also reportedly sent a nine-year-old girl through the fence, but Israeli forces were able to send her safely back. Unverified videos were being shared online, including one appearing to show a protester being shot while running with a tyre.
Over the weekend, Trump seemed to first publicly float the idea that the military could help him fulfill his campaign pledge. The budgeting done by the Congress is very specific and any additional approval might be hard to obtain.
Initially, U.S. dollars may be used as deposit and for settlement, and in the future, more currencies will be used as deposit. U.S. shipments, which benefited from OPEC supply cuts and rebounding crude oil prices, averaged 153,000 bpd a year ago .
The Queen will attend, as will the rest of the royal family, along with Ms Markle's parents Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland. The force also encouraged local businesses, communities and visitors to continue to be its "extra eyes and ears".
President Trump , a former TV star himself, has turned to television personalties to fill a number of openings recently. A former Disney Channel star was just hired by the Trump administration after interning in the White House.
Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. The $521 million figure refers to the annuity option, in which payments are made over 29 years.
The playoffs are set to begin in just over two weeks, which means the Sixers could be without Embiid for their first round series. A Cleveland win in that game would also give the Cavaliers the head-to-head tiebreaker, making it a huge swing for the Sixers .
We'll see decreasing clouds Thursday with a fresh northerly breezy and cooler highs in the low to mid 50s. But the overall upper air pattern still does not favor a huge warm up as we move into early April.
Trump played his cards well against Kim Jong Un
Kim Jong Un shocked the world yet again this week, but this time it was with a slow train, not a ballistic missile. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, "Sanctions must be maintained unless North Korea takes concrete actions".
Apple iOS 11.3 adds health records for battery, people too
If you forgot about Animjois, today is your lucky day as Apple is adding four new Animojis - a dragon, a bear, a lion and a skull. Another new feature called Business Chat will let you communicate with companies via the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad .
Sharknado Franchise Ending With Time-Traveling Finale
" Sharknado " stars Tara Reid (L) and Ian Ziering are set to star in the last entry in the series, " Sharknado 6 ". Still good numbers for Syfy , but clearly a sign of a series on its way out in terms of popularity and relevance.